We had a couple of emergencies before 9 o’clock this morning, one of which has sadly had to be put to sleep.The first was a female, probably hit by a car, and had several head wounds. It was taken straight to the vets, where x-ray showed multiple skull fractures, including one the that had split the head from front to back, and had split the sinus.Read more
This juvenile female hog (now called Chrissy) was collected by a volunteer from Wildlife in Need on our behalf last night. She had been found at the side of a road during daytime, and seen to be struggling to walk and climb up the kerb.Read more
We took in a baby female hedgehog (now called Sweetpea) from Upton Vets this afternoon, that had been handed in after being found out in daytime.
She was dehydrated, so we have given her subcut fluids, and luckily she had done a poo in her box on the way home, so I checked it under the microscope.Read more
Little Bilbo is doing well after his amputation, he is eating well, and has done the all important post op poo and wee.
We are keeping him in the incubator for another night, just to be safe, and then he will be moved into one of our hospital cages.Read more
This little hog came in at lunchtime today, having been found out during the day, just laying on the lawn.Read more
We are having a run on hogs coming in with badly damaged legs at the moment. This young hog onRead more
Another new entry on Saturday, which was found in a totally enclosed garden that is fully paved, so no chance of finding food or water. It appears he had squeezed through a tiny gap, and fallen 3 feet down into the garden.
He has worn all his claws down to the quick in his efforts to get back out of the garden, and scraped and blistered all his feet.Read more
We have had another hog brought in this evening, as it was noticed hobbling about during the day, and the finders also recognised that it was dehydrated.
We gave it a check over, and noticed that it’s back right leg had been cut almost through, and that broken bones were visible.Read more
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
Hedgehogs roll up by using their orbicularis muscle, which is something like the drawstring on a duffle bag, and runs all around their ‘skirt’, just below the level of their spikey coat.Read more