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Musings of a fraught rescue up to their armpits in poo


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Whenever possible we will always advise you to leave hedgehog nests alone as the babies do much better with mum than they do with us feeding them.

These babies are from 2 separate litters. The smaller one is about a week older than the larger. The small one has been hand reared from a couple of days old. The large one was with mum for the first couple of weeks.

If you accidentally uncover a nest DO NOT TOUCH the babies. Cover back up and back off. Go indoors and watch and hope that mum stays with the little ones. If she runs off please leave well alone and watch for a couple of hours to see if she comes back.

If she doesn't, make sure the babies are safe and before doing anything else contact a rescue for advice.
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Thank you to Q Associates and Jane Sampson who made Hedgehog Bottom their charity of the month and donated £95 to the little stinky monsters. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ferenc Attila-ZoltanThey are not stinky! Just a bit ripe :)1 day ago
Elena Ilicthey are the one of the most precious babies on the plant xxx so if their a niffy so what xx a big thank you xx i,m glad i don,t have a sense of smell xx1 day ago
Donna BurgessLittle stinky monsters. ..lol xxxx 💜1 day ago
Sylvia FadriesCongratulations 🎉. That pic is absolutely adorable!15 hours ago
Sofia SparksSQUEEEEEEEE stinky or not, that's friggin gorgeous ❤️7 hours ago

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Spare a thought for our volunteers who are dealing with the nightmare scenario of cleaning and feeding all our patients, in 30°c, in a room also housing a female that came in having been badly abused and, on arrival, promptly gave birth.

Four days minimum of working in total silence so that a horribly stressed mum doesn't kill her babies. If we pull this one off we'll all need a holiday!
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Chris ElliottYou're doing brilliantly. Well done. Thanks for helping to save a species for the world. Still feeding two hoggies in my garden.1 day ago   ·  1
Tracey KnightleyPoor mummy hog! I really am ashamed to be human sometimes! Hope everyone makes it. Including the amazing carers!xx❤️❤️❤️2 days ago   ·  3
Lorraine AdamsThat sounds a scary moment, hope all turns out well. Good luck.1 day ago   ·  1
Paddy DavisYou should all be very proud of yourselves ...how lucky are all your patients!!!👍👍👍1 day ago   ·  1
Claire LeachWell done to you all I hope poor mummy and babies are all ok x3 hours ago
Susan RobinsonPoor you......and hoggie mum too !!! xxx1 day ago   ·  1
Audrey ParrottYour amazing1 day ago   ·  1
Chrys BellThank you so much for all you do xx1 day ago   ·  1
Clair SpillaneHope they will be all OK xx1 day ago   ·  1
Christine CourtYou're all amazing2 days ago   ·  1
Rowena HaleyBless you all xx1 day ago   ·  1
June AllenGood luck 🍀 you are all wonderful x2 days ago   ·  1
Barbara Gilderyou all are miracle workers to cope. hope mum does ok1 day ago   ·  1
Pat TillenGood luck, we all know you will do your best2 days ago   ·  1
Steven SnowFingers crossed you do a fantastic job 😁2 days ago   ·  1
Sofia SparksThank you for your sacrifices to help these wonderful creatures .1 day ago   ·  1
Suzie RussellI would love to help but im in walsgrave love hedgehogs x2 days ago
Stacey Sherriff-AndersonFingers crossed xxx2 days ago
Robin Dile CuneoBlessings upon you and your work.1 day ago
Agnès Misso👏👏2 days ago
Lindsay SimmondsGood luck!2 days ago

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