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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Bling hedgehog Help
« Last post by hoglover!! on Sunday 20 August 2017_ 14:38:12  »
I have looked after a blind hog but only temporarily and not as a forever home as you are doing.
My suggestion would be to limit her area for the time being. Securely corden off an area around her house and let her get used to that before you take it away giving her a larger area/whole garden.
Blind hogs will come out during the day and need a bit more watching out for. Food will attract flies and or birds will eat it during the day.
The circling she's doing is disorientation.
Tiggywinkles has enclosed gardens for disabled hogs including blind ones. They might be able to give you some good advice.
Good luck.
Pat x
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Bling hedgehog Help
« Last post by Emma1214 on Saturday 19 August 2017_ 06:58:12  »
I currently work helping hedgehogs, and now have a blind old female living in our garden as it's secure and she couldn't be released.. She has only been here two nights however I've noticed she will leave her house find her way to the same patch of grass and keep circling, I understand this is common in blind hogs, however I'm concerned for the behaviour, we currently return her to her house in the morning through concern she can't find it again. Any help/ advice on caring for a blind hog would be great.
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Birthday Announcements / Happy Birthday Angie
« Last post by Derek on Saturday 19 August 2017_ 01:06:27  »
Happy Birthday Angie
Have a great day with best wishes from all of us.
May all your wishes be hoggy ones
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Birthday Announcements / Happy Birthday Hedgehogirl
« Last post by Derek on Friday 18 August 2017_ 01:05:53  »
Happy Birthday Hedgehogirl
Have a great day with best wishes from all of us.
May all your wishes be hoggy ones
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Birthday Announcements / Happy Birthday Carolineneale
« Last post by Derek on Friday 18 August 2017_ 01:05:53  »
Happy Birthday Carolineneale
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: when to release
« Last post by Rob712 on Thursday 17 August 2017_ 21:56:32  »
Exploring the garden
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Just sooooooo cute!
« Last post by Julie on Thursday 17 August 2017_ 20:50:32  »
Great footage, Tinkerbelle
Yes, it did make me smile, especially when I saw her pushing all the collected bedding into the house ;)
Just lovely - many thanks
Julie
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Hedgehog Behaviour (I'm new to this)
« Last post by Julie on Thursday 17 August 2017_ 20:47:32  »
Hi Kat

I'm sorry no one has responded to your post yet, so I thought I'd say 'hello' etc.

I don't feel I can advise you as I've not had anything to do with hoglets as such.   It sounds as if your hoglets are still quite young, probably still only a few weeks old, ie 6-8 weeks, in which case I believe it is quite normal for them to stick together for  now.  Certainly, they will eventually go their own ways but I don't know at what stage of their development / age etc.

I think it's not unusual to see Mum hedgehog out briefly during the day, mainly because she might be looking for some food or water.  On the other hand, I gather 'mum' will come out sometimes just to take a break from her noisy 'teenagers' ;)  Whether 9am 'ish is normal for the hoglets to be out and about, I don't know.

You're so lucky to have a family to watch.  I've been watching hedgehogs in my garden for several years now, via cameras, but the only time I saw a hoglet was when he was desperately looking for food and water.  He was only about 6 weeks old and very dehydrated.  I went out, grabbed him and got him to our local Rescue where he was treated etc.  I took him and another (female) back here for release several weeks later ;)

Hopefully, some of the others will see your post soon.  This forum seems to be quieter than usual at the moment for some reason.  It's not always so quiet ;)

Julie

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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Just sooooooo cute!
« Last post by tinkerbelle on Thursday 17 August 2017_ 18:14:04  »
Hi Kat, Yes it is a lovely clip which still makes me smile. They are so lovely. Glad to hear that your home too has been used. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Oh thanks too to Derek for the edit.


tinks
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: Just sooooooo cute!
« Last post by Kat 22 on Wednesday 16 August 2017_ 11:07:27  »
Oh thats a lovely video clip. Aren't they amazing. I nearly cried when my hedge moved her babies into the new hog house as the rescue centre told me its unlikely she'd use it. Now I need another as they are growing :)
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