Items needed when looking after hedgehogs

  • Small plastic bowl: for use as a bath
  • Pair of tweezers: Fine pointed if possible, for removal of maggot & fly egg
  • Small sharp scissors: for cutting spines
  • Cotton buds: Ideal for wounds, applying cream, disinfectant etc.
  • Kitchen roll
  • Cotton wool
  • Disposable plastic gloves – Hygiene is vital
  • Scales: Weight checking is important
  • Artist’s paint brush: For applying oil on ticks etc.
  • Hot water bottles: Vital for providing heat to hypothermic hedgehogs
  • Old clean towels: To use as bedding for hoglets
  • Newspapers: For lining hutches or bedding for adult hedgehogs
  • Syringes or Droppers: For feeding hoglets
  • Tinned pet food: White meat flavours such as chicken, turkey or rabbit.
  • Dried hedgehog food: Spike‚Äôs Dinner or cat/small dog biscuits added to the meat will help keep teeth clean and sharp
  • Lectade Rehydration fluid: essential for sickly hedgehogs in shock
  • Multivitamins: SA37 Intervet vitamin powder or Abidec vitamin drops
  • Washing up liquid 2% solution for cleaning off oil, paints etc.
  • Milton or Sterilising tablets: To keep hoglets’ feeding equipment infection free
  • Panacur Granules Obtained from your vet – for worming hedgehogs – follow vet’s instructions
  • Cooking Oil: Apply to ticks with paint brush and ticks will drop off
  • Arnica Homeopathic remedy for shock: powerful internal antiseptic
  • Bach’s Rescue remedy: Good for calming down stressed out hedgehogs
  • Heat Pads:
  • Feeding plates: Shallow, heavy plates for adults, jam jar lids for hoglets
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