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Birthday Announcements / Happy Birthday Emma2111
« Last post by Derek on Today at 01:09 »
Happy Birthday Emma2111
Have a great day with best wishes from all of us.
May all your wishes be hoggy ones
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Moving home
« Last post by hoglover!! on Sunday 19 November 2017_ 09:50:43  »
Gina, don’t relocate this hog. If the house does need to be moved out of your garden, are there no neighbouring gardens/neighbours who would like to have it their garden?  I think People generally, would be pleased to know there are hedgehogs visiting. Before moving to a neighbours garden, be sure they have at least s gap or two under the fences.
Firstly, have a peek inside the house during the daytime. If the hedgehog isn’t in it, then it has another nest so will not be relying on your house. Often hedgehogs will pop in for a rest during the night but not use a house as it’s nest.
Patx
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Moving home
« Last post by andyg on Sunday 19 November 2017_ 09:20:36  »
I'm no expert, but surely removing the house isn't going to solve the problem. If the hog is living in there then there's a fair chance it will just make itself a less secure home elsewhere in the same garden that will be much easier for the dog to get at. At least with the hog house the dog won't be able to get at it during the day so it's only night time the new owners would have to be concerned about. Are they aware there is a hog in the garden? They might quite like that fact and take it into account when letting their dog out at night.

I wouldn't even consider relocating the hog yourself. If it can't be avoided then contact your local rescue centre as they'll know hedgehog friendly spots they can release them.
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Scottish Newcomer
« Last post by andyg on Sunday 19 November 2017_ 08:04:39  »
I'm 99% certain this is the one from the back of the garden that I've been feeding for a while now and is living in the hog house. Every night its food has been guzzled, but it was hardly touched yesterday and is untouched this morning so I'm guessing it decided to take a wander when I caught it and it isn't the little one I saw. The weight would tie in with that theory too as it was 515g when I weighed it a few days ago.

I think they were both from the same litter with me feeding one, but not knowing about the other. I guess it shows the difference feeding them can make at this time of year.
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Moving home
« Last post by Gina on Sunday 19 November 2017_ 02:26:08  »
No help, sad,  so I've done some research and apparently it better to go out 2am an take the box awAy, so hog has time to find somewhere new.  Very sad as hog is now evicted, and sad that noone in  this for room could offered any guidance grr. 
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Birthday Announcements / Happy Birthday Janjan43
« Last post by Derek on Sunday 19 November 2017_ 01:05:59  »
Happy Birthday Janjan43
Have a great day with best wishes from all of us.
May all your wishes be hoggy ones
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Scottish Newcomer
« Last post by hoglover!! on Saturday 18 November 2017_ 21:53:51  »
557g is still a juvenile’s weight. If this was an adult it would look very skinny indeed at that weight and he doesn’t look skinny.
Your rescued hogs could still be from one litter. You often find a variation in weight from one sibling to another and one could be in the 300’s while another is over 500g.
As for their poo being smelly, if they’re wormy,in need of wormer and antibiotics (par for the course this time of year)
then the poo is smellier than it would be after they’d been treated.
A healthy hedgehog just smells earthy.
Infection smells whether it’s internal and present in faeces or from flesh wounds.
It’s helpful to take a close whiff when checking them over as sometimes wounds are not always obvious. Pierced skin from a dog’s tooth for instance.
Good luck in looking for any others.
Patx
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Scottish Newcomer
« Last post by tinkerbelle on Saturday 18 November 2017_ 19:39:06  »
I am glad that your persistence has paid off, yet again! Its not a bad size at all but yes too underweight to survive hibernation. It isn't a late juvenil at that size. But if you have picked up another smaller one you could have more. I would keep an eye out for them still.  There poo does smell quite pungent but so do they in general but their cuteness and need of help keeps on winning me over. I was lucky enough to spend a day at St.Tiggywinkles a few months ago and they had one room allocated just for hedgehogs, and boy that did smell pretty awful! Tinks
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Scottish Newcomer
« Last post by andyg on Saturday 18 November 2017_ 00:01:52  »
Had pretty much given up and heading for bed when this one appeared on CCTV. Weighed at 557g so a lot better than the other one. Hospital said ideal weight for Winter is 650g so a wee bit short to have the best chance. Will keep it in overnight and check what they think in the morning.  :good: Got a heat pad coming tomorrow so if I need to keep it longer I can get it out in the garage where it's more peaceful for it, but still keep it warm. Plus it would mean my house won't stink of hedgehog poo  :puke

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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Scottish Newcomer
« Last post by tinkerbelle on Friday 17 November 2017_ 21:20:01  »
Your so welcome to my kind words. Yes they are such cute creatures indeed. Its great to see how technology can help wildlife. Tinks
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