Little Sweet pea, who came to us only about 3 weeks old, is growing nicely and eats just about any food presented to her.
She was moved out of an incubator onto a heated mat, but is now in an ordinary crate, and doing really well.
Once she has gained another 100g or so, she will be ready for release.
This hog came to us after being trapped in pond netting and was partially submerged in the pond.
It was cut out of the netting and brought home to cut away the rest of the netting. The hog was very cold, so was placed on a heat pad while I cut it free.
It was given subcutaneous fluids for shock and dehydration, and it was placed in one of the ICU’s to warm up.
There were no obvious signs of injury, so it will be released once it’s had time to recover from the shock of it’s ordeal.
We released an array of hedgehogs yesterday evening – the first day for a while where more went than came in.
The sun was just dipping below the horizon as we released these spikey little lovelies, and they seemed very happy to be back where they belonged.
Here are some photos of some of the hogs being released, ably assisted by young Oliver and his mum Sandra.
Here are some photos of some of the hogs that were released yesterday into a lovely large garden with several hog houses. There is plenty of natural cover for the hogs, large lawns to search for worms etc on and easy access to other adjoining gardens. The hogs are also supplement fed her, as the residents love to watch the hogs feeding.