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Posted by myrtle-391965 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by RedRock-980501 - 3 years ago

Mine, Eric, is too lazy or frightened to go out into the garden incase we 'cancel his lease'.

He's too happy living in the 100m2 basement, wandering around like he owns the place and building little 'nests' wherever he fancies. We have considered 'releasing him' but we are afraid that after 3 years it would be more like an 'eviction' and we are afraid he couldn't cope alone in the wild.

How sad are we?

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Posted by tigre-979768 - 3 years ago

Yes, well done myrtle lets hope he rewards you by eating the slugs and snails in your garden this Summer.

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Posted by i am home - 3 years ago

You did a really great job - well done.

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Posted by myrtle-391965 - 3 years ago

Must have been feeling brighter, checked the box this morning and he had eaten the food, had a poo and went on his merry way!  got through a small hand-hole on the side of the box.  good luck to him!

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Posted by tinkatonk - 3 years ago

Hi

Ditto what everyone else says plus check him for ticks too.  Hedgehogs are great climbers so make sure he doesnt escape while you keep an eye on him.  Tear up more newspaper into strips so he can keep himself warm In the box.   You can release him when he is feeling brighter.

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Posted by RedRock-980501 - 3 years ago

Hi there,

We had the same thing 3 years ago. kept him warm, put down water an cat food.

He's just spent his second full winter with us, lives in the basement and is called 'Eric'. He wanders around, let's us stroke him and waits for his food every day.

:-)

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Posted by phlophf-409902 - 3 years ago

Also this - more comprehensive

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/hedgehog-faq/part7/section-9.html

 

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Posted by phlophf-409902 - 3 years ago

got this off the web

if it is a baby there may be others; Check for fly eggs and maggots; Check for injuries – by sight and smell; Keep warm (do not attempt to feed if cold) explain symptoms of becoming cold eg wobbly/drunken gait, off food; Keep in high sided box; Provide plenty of bedding;