Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Over the last couple of weeks we have taken in several very small hoglets, some as young as 7-10 days old.

This tiny girl has been named Faith by her finder. She is around three weeks old and weighs just 92g. Her teeth are beginning to appear. Having been found out in daylight on her own, she was picked up, placed on a hot water bottle and rushed straight to us.

Time is critical when dealing with such tiny hoglets. If their core body temperature drops too far, they will die. At this age they are unable to create or maintain their own body heat very well and more often than not they die of cold, rather than illness or disease at this time of the year.

Faith is now in one of our ICU’s after having a feed of formula. She also a small dish of “slops” made from Royal Canin puppy weaning mouse mixed with formula, which was a messy affair, but she seemed to enjoy it.

She will overwinter with us and will return to her finder in the spring for release back to the wild.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

More Articles



Let’s rescue hedgehogs, they’re soo cute…. Not when you have to clean this 3 times a day they’re not! Before

Read More »

Released to the wild

Here are some photos of some of the hogs that were released yesterday into a lovely large garden with several hog houses. There is plenty of natural cover for the hogs, large lawns to search for worms etc on and easy access to other adjoining gardens. The hogs are also supplement fed her, as the residents love to watch the hogs feeding.

Read More »