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~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 29 Nov 2012 20:34

Young small hedgehogs under a pound and a quarter cannot hibernate or they die.It is too late to put it out. Feed cat food, dog biscs berries etc. They are omniverous. Have overwintered many but do not let them get cold or they will automatically try to hibernate and die. Good luck. Elaine. ;-) :-D

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 30 Nov 2012 10:56

Thanks Elaine,

I weighed Hogwart yesterday after clearing it out. It weighed in at just over 600grms. I shall still keep it in over the winter and release it in March. When we found the little one it weighed just under a 1lb.(454grms) so all the NOT running around the garden hunting for food has paid off.

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 30 Nov 2012 20:36

One that I over wintered in my study room used to run and snap at my heels as I was cleaning the pen out. Another used to annoint himself with slobber all down his sides. Don't get him too tame as he will loose his self defence of curling into a ball and don't get him too fat or again he will not be able to curl up to defend himself when you release him. Best of luck. It will take ages for you to get rid of the musty scent he leaves behind but a good wash of the area in a bi carb solution usually works best.Elaine :-)

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 7 Dec 2012 21:25

We have enstalled a plastic tray in Hogwarts ark which is much better to wash down. I do use bicarb for washing a lot of things.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 27 Dec 2012 17:26

Just to let you all know that Hogwart weighed in at 900 grams last week.

In old money that is 2lbs.

I now have videos of Hogwart at night after my lovely Christmas present of a wildlife camera my other half bought me. Now I will be able to see what I am feeding down the garden by our hedgehog box too.

I wonder how many little creatures eat the food put out for hedgehogs?