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They seem to be doing just fine. They venture out every night, usually after mum has been out for a bit.
There was one night last week where worryingly the mother never returned and left them in the nest alone.

Fortunately she returned very early the next night and this video shoes how happy the babies were to see her.


There is food and water out each night (a small amount of meal worms mixed in with chicken based kitten biscuits) as always but the babies have not really touched the food yet, only the water.
They certainly look healthy too me anyway so maybe mother is still feeding them.




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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: I got babies
« Last post by Julie on Saturday 24 June 2017_ 15:04:04  »
Great news :)
How are the babies getting on?
Hope you've been able to capture them on your camera!  Do post pictures/videos of them - I'm sure they'll look so cute.
Presumably you are putting out plenty of good, nutrtious foods for them, and water, of course :)
Julie
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I thought that so it might of moved on.
Food hasn't been touched so will keep an eye open.
Thanks
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Thanks for your reply.

Straw was just left over from when we had rabbit. I can get hay in and swap over..will it be OK to move or will it not be happy that I've disturbed his nest. Also when do they sleep in there

they are nocturnal !!!!!!
so they sleep in daylight

K/
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Birthday Announcements / Happy Birthday kiwihogs
« Last post by Derek on Friday 23 June 2017_ 01:08:59  »
Happy Birthday kiwihogs
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: wheezing little hedgie.
« Last post by hoglover!! on Friday 23 June 2017_ 00:20:05  »
You will need to treat for lungworm, specifically lungworm.
Your vet should be able to get levacide which is for cattle and very cheap. This needs to be given sub cutaneously at the dosage of 0.35ml per kilo. At this dose once a day for three days, then a break of 10 days followed by another 3 days of levacide as before.
If for some reason you cannot get levacide then Telmin paste can be used. You can buy it online but you need to declare that it's to be used for a horse. The dose for that is more difficult to administer as it's tiny and oral.
Here's a drug dosage chart with hedgehog dosages;
http://www.hedgehog-rescue.org.uk/documents/drugs_2010.pdf
Your little hedgehog may seem better temporarily but lungworm only increase in burden and need to be treated asap.
Patx
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European Wild Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) / Re: wheezing little hedgie.
« Last post by seahorseannie on Thursday 22 June 2017_ 22:15:51  »
My wheezing little hedgie is on the mend. 3 vet visits and check ups. it is still very thin and not out of the woods yet but is much happier in the guinea pig hutch in the garden. Im still putting hot water bottle in its bed area and plenty of food and water. the bubbly nose has stopped  now and it is more active. The principal hedgie lady on the island has given plenty of advice and now is only a phone call away. We are very lucky here having lots of hedgies ( 6 now in the garden ). by the way, has anyone used diatomaceous earth to kill parasites?
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Thanks for your reply.

Straw was just left over from when we had rabbit. I can get hay in and swap over..will it be OK to move or will it not be happy that I've disturbed his nest. Also when do they sleep in there
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Hi I'm new but 2days ago I found a hedgehog in my garden.
Unfortunately I left it bread in milk which I've since found out is a big no no.
It seems to be nesting in an old rabbit hutch which has a separate area that still has some old straw in. This has been made into a tight ball suggesting it's sleeping here. I have since left some water out for it. I don't have any cat food so will buy tomorrow but I have wild bird seeds and fat balls. I take it fatally are a no go but is the bird seed ok?  Many thanks

Hi

Kitten biscuits are the best

Iams can be found in most supermarkets
they use different coloured bags  for hedgehogs its best to use the purple coloured bags

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/iams-kitten-and-junior-dry-cat-food-255kg-%28online-only%29

lots of luck
anymore questions please ask

P.S.  we use hay as against straw
its better for them and is not so stiff
so wont damage eyes etc.

please keep in touch

K/
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