It appears that our local vet now knows what to do when someone brings in a hedgehog.
This Autumn juvenile arrived with us today. Hedgehogs, as with all animals, have a large variation in personality across individuals. The other one we currently have in care refuses to open up in company but this one, as you can see, is the complete opposite.
Weighing in at 253g on arrival it will not be able to gain enough weight to hibernate and will need to be helped throughout the winter and will not be able to go and fend for itself until late April next year