Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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So it begins…

As King Theoden in the Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers) said “So it begins…” or, in our case, “so it continues…”

Today’s entries include;

1 x adult male hedgehog, severely dehydrated, emaciated, extremely weak & thin. Covered in fly strike and maggots. Not looking good for this little guy, as he had been left on ground, laying in full sun for 5 days before being picked up and bought to us.

[Since typing this, the hog has died – he’d had 150ml of fluids in two doses and had endured almost two hours of cleaning flies eggs and maggots from him]

3 x hoglets – 2 x females 82g & 86g, male 80g. Found out of nest with dead mother laying nearby (poss hit by a vehicle). All in reasonable shape, although dehydrated and hungry.

All three have had two feeds now, so looking good for these hoglets. They are now in an ICU, though with the ambient temperature being so high, I don’t think the heater is on much, just the fan going at full chat.

1 x male hoglet 170g found running around in the middle of a town centre road in Bournemouth at lunchtime today. Dehydrated and a little cold. Bleeding from the nose and swollen left eye (query impact damage?). VERY hungry!

Was given 20ml of subcutaneous fluids for shock and dehydration. Has since eaten some cat meat and drank water.

1 x adult male hedgehog out in daylight with heavy cough (suspect lungworm – poo sample will be checked and treatment commenced).

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