Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Master Tiggy-Winkle Jnr.



Bok and Lady Magnon found this lost baby Hedgehog, fed it, and returned it to where she thought it's family lived. Then they found it again looking lost. Another day went by and they found it yet again still looking lost.

So, what does Lady M do? Of course she fills a hot water bottle, makes a bed for it, then when it had revived a bit she took it down to the Vet's.


If Lady M has anything to do with it, he'll be King of the Hedgehogs before long; well fed and thriving. We presume this one is an offspring of the adult we found recently.


She returned from the Vet's with bottles of milky 'Recovery Liquid', and a small syringe. Looks like we've got our work cut out! He seems to be feeding OK.


We reckon he's about 4 weeks old. He weighs 100 gms. 

We'll keep you posted!




39 comments:

  1. Awww! How sweet! He's a cute little fellow, too.

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    1. He really is! It was a lovely day here yesterday so we had him out playing on the lawn. I think he'll do OK.

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  2. What lovely people you two are, these little creatures are quickly disappearing. The back gardens that they once inhabited are becoming uninhabitable because we are covering everything in concrete. Your area must seem like paradise to them.

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    1. I think around us is almost perfect for Hedgehogs. Plenty of nesting and hibernating places, etc. Sadly a few little ones get lost.

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  3. So sweet! I wonder if hedgehogs do the same as duckling and follow you around? If he is still around this summer the grandchildren will love him.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I hope we'll be able to return him to the wild before too long. We'll try to get his weight up, and get him eating.

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  4. That photo if him being fed shows just how small he is. He's lucky that Lady M found him. Hope the recovery liquid does the job

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    1. We've just been feeding him again. He's feeding well, and should do well.

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  5. Wonderful people you both are! I also have a small one who comes every night to eat from the cat's food outside.

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    1. Nurse Magnon is the good soul. She can't bear to see an animal suffer. We'll try him on cat food in a few days.

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  6. I love hedgehogs they are so darling.
    We do not have hedgehogs where I live.
    I think Weaver wrote one cold winter about putting
    cat food out for them.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Traditionally one puts cat food out for them in very cold weather. It keeps them going.

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  7. Very cute but maybe not so cuddly.

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    1. A bit spiky, but not unpleasantly so.

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  8. What a welcome post on such a gloomy day in Manchester. Watch out for the fleas though.

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    1. He doesn't seem to have Fleas, unless of course they're hiding

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  9. I have " rescued" 2 little hedgies in the last couple of years. Found ( by the dog) in the garden late in the autumn and too small to survive a hibernation. They went to a local lady who looked after them and let them go free win the summer when they had put on enough weight. None as small as yours....such a cutie !

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    1. He's not put-on any weight yet, but we've only had him a day. He's getting plenty of attention.

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  10. JUST AS LADY MAGNON WAS GIVING THIS LITTLE CHAP HIS FINAL MEAL OF THE DAY, SOME EVIL BASTARD WAS PLANNING TO SLAUGHTER 30 INNOCENT CHILDREN AT A CONCERT VENUE. WHAT VERY DIFFERENT WORLDS WE LIVE IN.

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  11. It was a comfort to read your blog this morning Cro after the horror of this morning's news.

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    1. Life goes on, even after pointless slaughter.

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    2. Agree. Your blog is balm and proof of the good in humanity when excresence such as that exists in the world.

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  12. It is so nice to read this story of kindness today, Cro.

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    1. If you can't be kind to helpless animals, who can you be kind to! Just doing our duty.

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  13. Here in Canada, we do not have hedgehogs, though I know a number of people who have them as pets. I know that under the care of you fine people the critter will soon be able to fend for himself.Keep up the great work.

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    1. We hope so Wenda; they're not easy to rear from babies, but we'll do our best.

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  14. Such a relief to read this post after the horror of today's news in Manchester kindness, love and innocence is very sweet for the soul...

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    1. I don't expect we'll do it again in a hurry; lots of work. He demands constant attention.

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  15. Caring for the little creatures counts. We do not have Hedgehogs in PA, and in fact the importation of them is illegal. But I do remember them from my childhood in UK, living in the wood shed.

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    1. I remember them being much more common when I was a child (in the UK), they seem quite a rarity these days.

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  16. You'll have to give it a name of course. It can't be just 'it'.

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    1. Oops. I just reread the post. After the visit to the vet it became a he.

      And the title. He's Tiggy (for short) I take it?

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    2. Do you think 'Spikey' would be appropriate?

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  17. He's so cute! Many thanks to you and Lady M for taking such good care of him. He looks quite comfy.

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    1. He seems quite happy. He does shreek a lot.

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  18. How gorgeous! No hedgehogs around here but we do have echidnas. They are very spikey indeed. They are impossible to relocate as they dig themselves in and those spikes are very ouchy.

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  19. My daughter rescues everything from horses to squirrels to all sorts of horrible lizards and snakes people are dumping off. I'm ok with the mammals, but the reptiles are too much for me.

    I got all of my first ferrets from my daughter, who rescued them from all sorts of perils. If we had hedgehogs here, I bet I'd have some of those too!

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  20. Reading this post and seeing the photos of tiny Spikey and his nurse has been delightful!

    Best wishes to you all.

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