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Hedgehogs Spring Release

28 Mar 2010

Over the winter we had over a dozen hedgehogs brought to us that were either ill or injured and needed treatment, or they were young and too small to survive hibernation.

Hoglet Rescue

11 Oct 2009

These young hedgehogs or hoglets as they are known, were found wandering in the daytime.  Hedgehogs are nocturnal so a hog out in the daytime is usually a sign that something is wrong. These two are weaned off their mother but are too small for this time of year. They need to be above 500 grams […]

Hand Rearing Squirrels

23 Aug 2009

On 20 August we had three very young squirrels delivered to us, these were found by a member of the public that had disturbed them whilst cleaning a chimney. Unfortunately the mother left her three babies and was too frightened to return. We are now hand rearing all three, this is very time consuming, feeding […]

Big operation for a little hog

09 Aug 2009

This hedgehog came to us as a baby with fly strike in his eye.  We removed the fly eggs and put him on a course of antibiotics to prevent infection to the eye.  After sucessfully hand rearing him and getting him onto solid food it became apparent that he had lost the sight in his left eye and the […]

All creatures great and small

12 Jul 2009

We take in all kinds of animals, from unwanted hamsters to blind bulls. It is the same for wildlife, we hand rear fox cubs, birds, squirrels, hedgehogs and even in this case a baby field mouse, smaller than my thumb!

Fox Cub

09 May 2009

Today this little cub came to us, very frightened and very dehydrated. After eating puppy food and lapping up loads of rehydration fluid, the cub has made a great start to recovery.

Myxi – Vaccinate Your Rabbit

02 May 2009

This week we have taken in a wild rabbit with myxomatosis. On the night she came in we gave her antibiotics, quarantined her in a warm room with lots of Olbas oils, flushed her eyes, syringe fed her on some warm food and got rid of the fleas that she was infested with.  We weren’t […]

Baby Squirrel Rescue

30 Apr 2009

This little chap came to us a week ago, he was found on someones lawn possibly after falling out of his nest. We are now hand rearing him and he’s putting on weight and growing fast. He did spend much of his day sleeping or feeding, but now starting to get active.

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