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    Hi all. I have 3 hog houses & 3 different hogs in them but 1 recently started limping. It still eats & drinks but not sure if I should get it checked out?
    What are your thoughts?

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    Hi Gimaster1981

    Your best course of action is to find your nearest hedgehog Carer/Rehabilitator by ringing BHPS on 01584 890801. You can give them more detailed information and take their advice.

    Good luck.


    Something is killing hedgehogs in my garden.
    I have a staffie but no noise or injury.
    First hedgehog had what we thought was a strimmer cut as spike partially off.
    The second one was basically peeled with little meat on the carcass bit like a chicken carcass? Although unsure what it should look like without spikes.
    We are not in a rural area so wouldn’t be a badger, we do have foxes in the area and seen some owls in the past?
    Our house is adjacent to a larger house with a pond about 5 metres from our house if that helps.

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    Hi hiutsuri

    Sorry to hear you have been finding dead hedgehogs. So sad.

    It’s impossible to give any reliable reason for their deaths with the small amount of information we can get here on Hedgehog Street Forum. You might like to check out this link and possibly report the deaths via that.

    I would just say, though, that just because you aren’t in the country doesn’t mean that it’s impossible that there are badgers around. These days, I believe it is becoming more likely.

    If it was a strimmer injury it’s likely that part of the area of spines would be shaved off and if it was enough to kill the hedgehog, it’s likely that there would be a noticeable injury.

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