Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Tommy

Say hello to Tommy, our 600th hog of the year. Tommy came in from Blandford camp today after being found out in daytime weighing just 183g.

He will have a faecal sample checked, then once any required treatment has been completed, will probably go out to foster for the winter.

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Respiratory infection

We had a call about a hedgehog in trouble on Sundayday, so it was off to Bearwood to collect an adult female hedgehog with a very bad cough.

This is almost certainly a secondary respiratory infection due to a heavy lung worm burden.

She will have nebuliser treatment for the respiratory infection, and once confirmed from checking a poo sample, will be treated for lungworm.

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Pikachu

Tiny Pikachu trying his first solids, a mix of Esbilac and Hills a/d. His teeth are now starting to appear.

He seemed more interested in the lid (off a small jar) at first, then seemed to realise the meat was there and was tasty 😀 He polished off the whole lot in the end.

This should mean we can go longer between feeds now, which Tracy will be happy about.

It’s nice holding them to feed them, but better when they can feed themselves.

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