This poor old fella came to us Friday afternoon, he was found wandering around in circles.
Upon examination, we found that both his eyes are missing, with small wounds around the area, which suggests that birds have pecked his eyes out .
He does have a respiratory infection, which could explain why he would have been out in daytime and was able to be attacked.
Hogs like this cause us ethical and moral issues – do we keep him alive to live in permanent captivity, all be it in an enclosed garden, or do we have him put to sleep.
We’ll have to sleep on this one, poor bugger.
Daisy is still struggling with her bad leg, which is badly bruised and swollen, she is still unable to weight bear on this leg – we think that she may end up losing the leg.
Other than that, the wound on her face has healed, but we’re not sure if the eye is OK or not still. She is eating and drinking well, and seems fine in all other respects.
Meet Marian, she came to us last week after being seen out in daytime, wandering around aimlessly. She has a sunken left eye and her right eye looks milky, so is possibly blind.
As you can see from the photos, she also has significant spine loss, probably from a mite or ringworm infection that, judging from the condition of her skin, appears to have cleared up.
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.
Max came in to us on April 23rd having been found out during the day and seemingly disorientated. We noticed that both his eyes were dark red instead of black, and that the eyes and the area surrounding them was swollen. A visit to the vet confirmed he’d had a blow to the head, which had caused damage to the eyes. He was suffering concussion and bruising to the head and face.