Help how to fatten up a little hedgehog ?

  • I would make contact with St Tiggywinkles to ask their advice, there is a paragraph on hibernation weight on here
    www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/.../
    Good that you managed to find & weigh him though, just keep offering food & water!

     

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  • Wendy's advice above sounds good to me and it is also great that your Hedgie seems to be growing. 498 is not bad at all, but even heavier would be better, I expect. It will be interesting to hear what St. Tiggywinkles say about his weight and what to do next because advice may have changed since we had Hedgehogs, probably more than 25 years ago. I expect they may say the same as Wendy--carry on with the food and water (no milk, please, since that is not good for Hedgies).

    Kind regards, Ann

  • www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/.../
    Another link here Pauline to some very useful info from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society

     

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  • What part of the UK do you live? This is also matters because the further north you are, the heavier the hedgehogs have to be in order to survive the winter