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Moving Day

It’s been a day of moves today, and one new entry, at an unbelievable 91g – however it has survived I don’t know.

At this time of the year, if you find a small hog out in the cold during daytime, please don’t leave it and think it’ll be ok, please get it to a Rescue or Vet as soon as you can. Hogs need to be at least 600g this time of year, or there is a good chance they will not survive the winter

We’ve moved some of the bigger hogs out into the garden hutches as they are big enough to hibernate, and have fully recovered from their injuries.

Freddy was rescued from a soak-away drain, having been trapped for at least a few days. He had a severely infected neck wound and was very poorly. With antibiotics and TLC, he is now fit and healthy and able to hibernate.

Tony came in with a massive lungworm infection and bronchitis, following a course of treatment with a powerful wormer, a warm bed and good food, he has now fully recovered and has been moved outside to hibernate.

A lot of the hogs are piling on weight now, and we have been moving them into larger cages. Rowan came in to us at the end of October weighing 198g, he now weighs a decent 550g.
Four of the recent entries have had the second of three wormer injections this evening. A couple of them have coughs, but we hope that will settle when the wormer kicks in and their bodies are more able to fight the infections caused by the lungworm.

Thor was a very underweight little hoggie when he came in to us, weighing 168g, he now weighs in at a healthy 390g.

It’s been a busier than normal day due to all the cage moves, but the growing hogs need room to move about or they could get muscle wastage from inactivity and lack of room to move about.

IF YOU FIND A HEDGEHOG IN NEED OF HELP, PLEASE CALL US ON 07587 925 476 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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