Hi there, i have 2 hedgehogs that visit me nightly for about almost 2 months and there is a big field outside my back garden and last night i found this little hedgehog, well very little compared to the 2 hedgehogs that visit me and im not 100% sure but i think this could maybe be a baby.. so my question is how fo i fatten this little baby up in time for hibernation my friends? Do i need to bring him indoors.. i didnt want to lift him last night and do anything until i got some advice as i dont want to cause any harm by moving him obviously! Im happy to search this massive field day and night until i find him to fatten him up if need be... thanks guys for any advice.. Xx
Hi Pauline & welcome to the forum ... if hoggie is still very small then a bit too late to fatten it up in time for successful hibernation this winter ... best if you can catch it, weigh it, pop into deep box with blanket, hot water bottle & water, best not to offer food until you know it's healthy & contact a wildlife hospital in your area for advice ... St Tiggywinkles would be a good general first contact www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/.../ they may be able to direct you to your nearest help!
Good luck & please do let us know how you get on!
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Iv managed to add photos of this little hedgehog in the original post but as i said its very small in comparison to the 2 hogs that visit me so im thinking this mught be a baby but im totally unsure as i dont have much experience with hedgehogs apart from feeding my 2 regular visitors to my garden most nights but as i said this is really small in comparison to the 2 i see on my camera most nights... Photo attached to this is of one of my visiting hedgehogs and hes massive compared to the little one i found... Thank you.. Xx
Kind regards, Ann
Hi guys i managed to take my scales out in the field with me where iv been leaving it food for this baby for 10 days or so and he looks bigger already but I managed to get him and weigh the wee baby and he weighed 498 grams so do i still need to get him help or should i try bring him to my garden which is about 20 meters from where i feed him where i have feeding stations and amazing hedgehog houses X 2 and try fatten him up with kitten food as iv being doing or just leave him be and continue to feed as i have.. i tried to grab him last night but he was to quick for me and ran away then he was quacking like a duck which i now know is a distress call... i felt like i was being so cruel.. Thank for any advice guys... Xx
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