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how to overwinter a hedgehog ??

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog how to overwinter a hedgehog ??

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    I have a 270 gr hog, found wobbling and frail today. She has had 2 ticks removed and fluids from the vet. She is now brighter and eating. All the local rescues are full, so I am happy to try and raise her myself (I keep snakes and a parrot and other wildlife ) and I have help with that from a friend who has successfully raised hoglets before- but not with winter so close. What should I do once she reaches a decent weight -700gr? Will there still be food out there for her in west Yorkshire, if she wanders away once released or do I keep her indoors and continue feeding – or put her outside in a hutch- in the hope that she hibernates if I don’t feed for a while.


    You could ring Halifax Hedgehog rescue centre, they will give you all the advice you want. They are in West Yorkshire.

    Their number is 07974 309993.

    I have rung them a few times for advice, and they are really helpful – if they don’t answer the phone, make sure you leave a message, they always ring back.


    Thankyou, I didn’t have that number


    I’m in Delph and I have room for another hoggie if needed.
    Sue 07921529030


    Sorry misprint with my number it’s 07921529020
    I hope you got hoggie sorted
    Once again sorry

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