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More autumn hoglets than usual !

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog More autumn hoglets than usual !

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    I hope it’s OK for me to copy & paste this tidbit I read in today’s online Guardian (accompanied by a lovely pic of the babies eating:) )
    So it seems the mild autumn has been the reason for a boom in late hoglets.

    “”The Scottish SPCA has said it is caring for more than 100 hedgehogs and is appealing for help to feed them. The charity is recording admissions of young hogs because the animals have been giving birth later in the year due to the mild autumn.
    Photograph: Scottish SPCA/PA””



    We have a young hedgehog visit our garden over the last few nights. We have a hedgehog house with straw in it, and we have put out food and water.

    The hedgehog weights about 310g, so we were wondering if he/she would be ok? Its quite cold here tonight, so would it be worth putting a blanket over the hedgehog house (leaving the entrance open) or does the hedgehog need rescuing?



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    Hi Mark

    It sounds as if the little one is a bit on the small side and also hasn’t been a regular visitor, so I would be inclined to contact your local rescue and take their advice. They will be familiar with the weather conditions in your area and you can explain the position more fully to them.

    Putting a blanket over the box is probably not going to make very much difference.

    You can get contact details of your nearest hog carers/rehabilitators by ringing 01584 890801

    Good luck. I hope all goes well.

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