Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Hogs
Jim

Skin Mites

This is another hog that has come out of hibernation in a poor state. He came in yesterday from Corfe

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Comet

Comet is a young adult hog who was found hibernating under a shed that was being demolished. We put him

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Hogs
Jim

Searching for hogs

We carried out an area search for hedgehogs today, as two plots are being cleared for building works to commence.

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Hogs
Jim

313g Hoglet

This 313g hoglet came in to us today after being found 3 days ago. This is not a hog that

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Feeding
Jim

Garden Feeding Stations

We maintain several feeding stations for hedgehogs in our garden as we get so many of them visiting, probably because at the bottom of our garden is Lytchett Bay nature reserve, a SSSI. We found several autumn juveniles in the garden, or out on the nature reserve, that were too small for hibernation, so have had them over wintering. These all get released out the back, so it’s nice to be able to see them still around.

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Hogs
Jim

Hedgehogs in April

The majority of hedgehogs will usually wake up during April and will be preparing for their year ahead. The first priority is to replace some of the weight they have lost during hibernation and they will be very thirsty so make sure some clean ground level water is available for them. Some may come out of hibernation in a very poor condition and may be found out in the day. These will need to be rescued and passed on to a hedgehog rehabilitator.

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