FROM GIANT HEDGEHOGS TO SMALL HOGLETS

Never a dull moment from coping with a large 2.3 Kilo hedgehog to now hand rearing 2 survivors of a mower accident on a golf course. The hoglets were brought to us on the 30th July from Letham Grange Golf Course near Arbroath after they were found when the “Rough grass” was being cut.

They were the only survivors of this tragedy and were about 1 week old and weigh 55 grams.
After living in an electric propagator and a diet of goats milk they are now at 60 grams. Their eyes are still not open which makes them around the 14 day old.
THE MOTTO IS ALWAYS CHECK FIRST IF POSSIBLE BEFORE CUTTING LONG GRASS.

Letham Grange Hoglet

Letham Grange Hoglet ready for feeding

 

Very few hedgehogs around this year, 26 brought in for care to date and normally we would have had that number by the end of May. There has not even been the usual numbers sighted on the road.

PLEASE PUT OUT A LOW HEAVY DISH OF WATER FOR THE HEDGEHOGS AND ALWAY PICK UP ANY SEEN LYING OUT DURING THE DAY AND THEN PHONE FOR ADVICE. DO NOT E-MAIL AS THAT IS THE SLOWEST WAY TO HAVE AN ANSWER.

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