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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Overwintering

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    Hi, I’m a hedgehog carer and a few of them are too small to release so will be overwintered. One has already gone into hibernation in an outdoor hutch. My intention is to keep checking the hutch without disturbing him and to keep leaving dry biscuits and water in the hutch feeding area. He’s 675g and would have been released but he had an injured hock and I want him to have more time to recover. Any other tips on how to manage hibernating hogs in this situation?


    Apart from changing the food & water periodically that sounds exactly what I would do.
    If we have a long winter then I would bring out of hibernation around March just to be safe
    Finally just keep an eye out for rats getting into the cage



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