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Ticks! Should I do something?

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Ticks! Should I do something?

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    We’ve been having nightly hedgehog visitors to our garden all year, they come in like clockwork for the cat biscuits and water we leave for them. Never until this week have I seen any with ticks. But a few days ago I saw a hog with one, which I’ve read isn’t a problem. But one tonight had three clustered under an ear and more visible between its lower ‘edge’ spines, could be more underneath that I can’t see. The hog seems well otherwise (no lethargy, isn’t out in the day) but I’m worried for it. Should I intervene and take it to the vets or a rehaber to get them removed? I can only get the hog after 9pm when it visits, so would need to keep it for the night to take it anywhere. I don’t have a tick remover myself. I’m guessing I should leave it alone unless it shows signs of being unwell?
    Thanks in advance,


    No leave it unless you notice it coming but not eating, or other signs of illness

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