Should I wake the hedgehog?

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Tom2006
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Should I wake the hedgehog?

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:00 am

I found a hedgehog hibernating in the bottom of our garden. I checked yesterday thinking it would have been up and away with the milder weather but its still there. Its definitely alive but I'm worried such a long winter might have left it too weak. Should I uncover and put some dog food down to tempt it?
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Re: Should I wake the hedgehog?

Post by flounder » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:38 am

Leave it. Nature has a way of looking after itself
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Re: Should I wake the hedgehog?

Post by Conifers » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:57 pm

Don't wake it, but do keep an eye on it, and offer it some dog (or better, cat) food for when it wakes. And even more important, some water.


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Re: Should I wake the hedgehog?

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:17 pm

Will do thanks for the advice.
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Re: Should I wake the hedgehog?

Post by Mr List » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:07 pm

you can buy hedgehog food aswell


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