Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Share on facebook
Share on twitter


Louis came to us on 2nd December weighing 300g, he was very cold, wet and very lethargic. He had a nasty cough and heavy lungworm burden, and was very dehydrated.

He was so poorly that we did not think he would make it through the night. We gave him sub-cut fluids to rehydrate him, and treated him for the lungworm. We gave him fennel tea to try to improve his hydration and appetite, and fed him on Hills a/d recovery food.

He lost weight every day for a week, before he started to get better, and put on weight. It was 3 weeks before he got back to his entry weight.

He is still quite poorly, but getting brighter, and putting on weight – he now weighs 308g, so we hope he will make a full recovery.

He loves his heated mat, which he got for xmas, and fleece pocket, which he can normally be found hiding in.

Our Wishlist on Amazon contains many items which help us to feed and care for the Hogs in our Centre. Just click on the logo above.

All donations through Paypal will assist with the running costs of our Centre. To donate, click on the logo above.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Articles


New Hutches

We’ve just had a pallet of 20 new hospital hutches delivered to replace some of our old ones. These will

Read More »

Sad News

Very sad news I’m afraid. The little hoglet that came in yesterday with the broken leg has had to be

Read More »

Colin’s release

Last night we said a fond but tearful farewell to Colin, the hog we have in our care longer than any other.

He came to us as a juvenile aged approx 4-5 months on the evening of 23rd August 2018, after being trapped between two brick walls below ground level for five days. He appeared to have walked along or climbed over a garden wall and fallen into the 6inch gap behind, trapping him against a garage wall. In that time he had tried frantically to climb out, but at a depth of around 3ft below the garden level this was impossible. The frantic scratching to climb out resulted in him losing all the claws on his front feet and the tip of some of the toes.

Read More »