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’s 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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