hedgehog orphans 4

These tiny hoglets (baby hedgehogs) are orphans, they were brought in by council workers who had moved a shed and found the family underneath.   Mum was dead, the little ones don’t have their eyes open so they are very young.  We’ve reared hoglets before, they usually take to suckling from a bottle quite well.   One is even smaller than the rest so that is the most vulnerable and it all depends on how well their immune system has developed.

It’s the same as rearing a baby – keep warm, clean, feed warm milk often and give lots of love.   We’ll give it our best  ……..

hedehogs - orphans

hedghog orphans 5Still in the nest when they first arrived.