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SEEKING INFO ON HEDGEHOG TICKS

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog SEEKING INFO ON HEDGEHOG TICKS

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  • #7726

    Hello

    I am a parasite biologist studying ticks on hedgehogs.

    Does anyone have any photos?

    Can anyone tell me about the ticks they see?

    If so I’d love to see them!

    Thanking you

    Mark
    mark_david_walker@yahoo.co.uk

    #7735

    Hi Mark,

    Most of our hedgehogs usually have the odd tick or two and they are the creamy white coloured ticks which are easy to see. However, two hogs which I have taken to our local rescue in the past have also had brown ticks on them, that they haven’t come across before. I put a hoglet on a hot water bottle covered in a towel and these blighters started crawling out… Urghhh!

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    #7961

    Hi Mark,
    I’m afraid i don’t have any photo’s but the hogs here in Suffolk appear to have grey bodied ticks. Unlike records coming from other parts of the country i haven’t seen too many this year. I sometimes dab ticks with a cotton bud dipped in johnsons flea powder containing permethrin and i haven’t found a tick that is resistant to it.

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