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Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Orphan hoglet

One of our orphan hoglets hiding away in his nest in an incubator.

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Jim

Sick hedgehogs

In the last two weeks we have had several phone calls to report very sick/injured hedgehogs – which the finders did not pick up and make safe. This meant the injured hedgehogs somehow manage to crawl away and were not found. They would then have to spend often days on end just slowly suffering and dying! If they had been picked up, we could very likely have saved their life, or at least put a humane end to their suffering.

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Comet

Comet is a young adult hog who was found hibernating under a shed that was being demolished. We put him

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Jim

Flystike

Sick and injured hedgehogs are vulnerable to fly strike (Myiasis). It is extremely important that you get help quickly.

Fly strike refers to when flies lay their eggs on a sick or injured animal. The eggs hatch into maggots which then eat away at the flesh of the still living creature.

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