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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:57 am

The nighttime temperatures are going to drop towards the end of the week. This will leave small hedgehogs vulnerable, we are taking in any hedgehog under 650 grams (this is a safe weight for them to survive hibernation).If you have small hogs visiting please call for advice. We admitted a little one last night, 177 grams!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:37 am

Three hogs on there way into Prickles, all too small to hibernate!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:53 pm

Two little ones admitted from the same litter! The hoglets seem quite small for the time of year, ranging from 171 to 260! We are normally admitting juveniles now, those over 300 grams!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:44 am

Autumn juvenile season is upon us but what do we mean? Hedgehogs have two (sometimes three) litters a year, the first in May, June and the second in September, October. The early summer babies generally do well as the weather is good and there is ample natural food around. The autumn babies are different, as the nighttime temperatures drop natural food becomes scarce and the adult hedgehogs go into hibernation including their mums. This leaves vulnerable juveniles who are often seen in the day either looking for food or some will be found warming up in the sun, these are often poorly. We know that worm infestations are higher in the autumn and it is often these parasites that compromise a little juvenile! The same applies to the little hogs that are being support fed in gardens. They maybe getting a hearty meal every night but the cold and damp weather will eventually bring them down. What happens to the juveniles at Prickles? They are treated for worms and they spend the winter in captivity in a warm Hogspital. These hogs are released back to the wild the following Spring and if it is safe they are returned to the place where they were found. Should you come across a hedgehog out in the day or a juvenile at night please call us for advice, 07806744772, if you are out of our area we can put you in touch with a rescue near you.
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:52 pm

Two more juveniles on there way to Prickles, litter mates of two we already have in! Call out this morning to a poorly little juvenile who was crawling in maggots! Managed to clear the maggots, gave fluids and put her on heat, then sadly she died! Poor thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:05 pm

Another little one on its way in and mum and baby are coming in tomorrow, welcome autumn juvenile season!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:09 pm

Um two lots of mum and babies coming in tomorrow, going to be hand feeding again at this rate!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:37 pm

Two more juveniles arrived at Prickles today! The autumn juveniles are going through the worming regime and we are providing heat pads for them! The heater is on in hogspital as it is cold outside! Not a bad place to be during the winter!!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:47 pm

Two little hoglets under 250 grams admitted today and one came via a police station, Evening All! They are both under assessment!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:48 pm

Two more juveniles just admitted, 296 and 385 grams! They came from the same garden possibility they are litter mates. Both under assessment but they look healthy just too small.
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:11 pm

Two admissions today a large hog out wandering around this morning, 1'202 kg!!! A little juvie 367 came in with the large hog! Haven't sexed it yet as it is refusing to uncurl! Very odd that a hog that size was out in the day! It is under assessment!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:08 pm

Two admissions today both juveniles. They are under treatment for worm associated infections and fingers crossed they will be OK. The heavier one of the two from Axbridge is quite poorly and I think she has been struggling for awhile.
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:47 am

Another little one on its way into Prickles tomorrow morning, the finder is keeping it overnight!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:27 pm

Another little one on its way into Prickles! Last night it was 4c here, far too cold for little hogs! Please give us a call if you come across a small hog , if you have scales we are admitting anything under 650 grams! 07806744772!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:05 pm

One of those evenings where we had everything planned, due to do a talk at 7.30pm for our local guides! But.... Two calls within 20 minutes of one another, a juvie with severe fly strike, I didn't get to the talk, Cate did! Three hours of clearing fly eggs, what a way to spend the evening?! He is exhausted and tucked up on a heatpad! And the other a hoglet attacked by a dog sadly he died on the way in! Poor little chap!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:38 am

A little hedgehog was picked up last night and is coming into Prickles this morning. We already have two of its litter mates!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:39 am

I am delighted to tell you the little hog with the severe infestation of maggots and fly eggs is still with us. He came in cold, dehydrated with open wounds and crawling in maggots, yuk! Bless him he has had food and water! June and I spent three hours clearing the eggs etc last night!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:29 am

Another admission last night 198 gram female! She was picked up by a dog but thankfully no visible injuries! We have four hogs on fluid support and the early morning rounds involved checking for dehydration! All is well!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:57 am

Another juvie in yesterday, litter mate of one that came in a few days ago. Sadly we lost a hog during the night, we have been worried about her the past couple of days, she had fluke! Poor thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:51 pm

125 gram hoglet has arrived at Prickles today! Weaned but we have mixed animal formula and left it in the crate as well and mashed baby cat and mealworms!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:01 am

Three admissions today all juveniles but sadly one had died on arrival! We are seeing an increase in finders picking up juvenile hedgehogs and keeping them in sheds! Please phone a rescue as soon as you find a hog, they are dying in sheds as they are getting cold and often there is a underlying worm infestation or infection! These little mammals require expert care! Please call Prickles for advice 07806744772!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:27 pm

A new admission this evening, 188 gram girl, she was found in a garage! Lucky hoglet. She looks ok apart from being a little cold on admission so we have put her on a heat pad. She has baby cat biscuits, mealworms, kitten meat and animal formula! Yum yum if you are a hoglet!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:19 pm

Three admissions today, two this evening! One of them was a little female who has two large wounds on her back and a puncture wound, dog attack! Poor little thing was wriggling maggots, thankfully she is now cleaned up and has had pain relief and antibiotics! The other one is a juvenile from Weston! Better in Prickles than out in this horrid weather that is forecast! Please be vigilant to little hedgehogs, they really will struggle now the nighttime temperatures are dropping!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:09 am

A call 12.45am today, baby hedgehog picked up from a garden in the driving rain. It is with the finders, it is going to be brought into Prickles this morning by one of our drivers! Lucky hog!
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PostSubject: Re: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Blog    Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:02 pm

Another admission a adult female who was trapped in a shed, not sure how long she had been there! Hopefully she will be able to go out again after a few nights of B&B!
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