Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Respiratory infection

Today’s second entry is a little juvenile named Hogson by his finders. Hogson weighs just 430g and was found wandering around in a garden this afternoon.

He was immediately put into a box with a hot water bottle and bought straight to us. He is dehydrated and has a respiratory infection. We can feel his chest “rattle” as he breathes. He will be treated for this with antibiotics and will spend some time in the nebuliser to help clear his airways.

With the weather forecast for the next few days, Hogson is a lucky boy to have been found. With his chest infection and low weight, it is possible he would not have survived much longer in the wild.

He is now in one of the heated sheds and began tucking in to his food as soon as he was put into his crate.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

More Articles

Hogs
Jim

Lizzie

The wound above Lizzie’s eye has almost healed now, but the eye is still very cloudy. We are still not sure if she will regain the sight in this eye or not.

She has to regrow her hair and spikes above and around the eye, which may take some time, so she will be staying with us for a while yet.

Hedgehogs with sight in only one eye do surprisingly well in the wild, this is due to the fact that they actually have fairly poor eyesight, and find most of their food by smell.

Read More »
Hogs
Jim

Good news

Some happy news – the little sister of the two male orphans found earlier today has been found and reunited

Read More »
Hogs
Jim

Autumn Juveniles

Some of the late season litters we have hand reared, all at slightly different stages of development, but all equally

Read More »