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A fifth baby hedgehog has now been rescued. Named Hermione from Harry Potter. All are putting on weight on a diet of mealworms and odds and ends. Hermione as the name suggests is female. She has had to be housed separately because she attacks the males.
I learn more about hedgehog behaviour every day.

Friday 24 October
The fifth and smallest baby hedgehog is not doing too well. She was fending for herself for too long outside. Elizabeth is feeding her with a dropper and hoping to pull her round. The others are steadily putting on weight.

Sunday 26 October
Hermione, the latest baby hedgehog died last night. Others still doing well. Hermione had been out in the wild too long and must have suffered the effects of cold and malnutrition.
 Sunday 2 November.
we are now down to the original three hedgehogs that were rescued in good time. Weight is the critical factor. Like most animals they are subject to worms. Our vet doesn't know the right dosage for hedgehogs or even the right medicine. However the survivors are doing well and putting on weight.
Heathcliffe  and one other have now reached sufficient weight to hibernate. They are now in suitable boxes in Elizabeth's garage.
The man at the Hedgehog Rescue Service has had an old boy for some years. It's blind and has three legs only but still lively. Never say die, eh?
Elizabeth, my daughter, has now found the fourth baby hedgehog. See my gallery and look for the submission Hogblog. They have too little fat to survive the winter without help. All four have now been de-ticked and de-flead by Elizabeth and all are doing well. The names are on a literary theme:
Heathcliffe - the orphan from Wuthering Heights
Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Edmund from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Gabriel from Far from the Madding Crowd.
   
22October 2014

The hoglets live in cardboard boxes filled with hay within a large wire dog cage. In the evening, no TV on and a low light and after a while you hear a rustling and a whispered grunt or two and then they come trooping out one after the other. First on the agenda is food followed by a bit of playfighting with lots of loud snuffles. Later what seems to be the eternal quest of investigating all the nooks and crannies in their little environment. They do spend a bit of time running round the room when allowed out.
Hedgehogs have sparse whiskers, very black and straight. They are totally non-aggressive with humans.
Hogblog by aldwarke
Hogblog
Heathcliffe, one of three hedgehog babies rescued by my daughter. They do not weigh enough to be able to survive the coming winter in hibernation. Elizabeth removed three ticks, and de-flead them by hand They feed on dried mealworms and other odds and ends prescribed by the local hedgehog preservation centre at Brigg in Lincolnshire. She will release them next spring with their advice.
The blog will continue to monitor progress.
Any comments on his name?
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A fifth baby hedgehog has now been rescued. Named Hermione from Harry Potter. All are putting on weight on a diet of mealworms and odds and ends. Hermione as the name suggests is female. She has had to be housed separately because she attacks the males.
I learn more about hedgehog behaviour every day.

Friday 24 October
The fifth and smallest baby hedgehog is not doing too well. She was fending for herself for too long outside. Elizabeth is feeding her with a dropper and hoping to pull her round. The others are steadily putting on weight.

Sunday 26 October
Hermione, the latest baby hedgehog died last night. Others still doing well. Hermione had been out in the wild too long and must have suffered the effects of cold and malnutrition.
 Sunday 2 November.
we are now down to the original three hedgehogs that were rescued in good time. Weight is the critical factor. Like most animals they are subject to worms. Our vet doesn't know the right dosage for hedgehogs or even the right medicine. However the survivors are doing well and putting on weight.
Heathcliffe  and one other have now reached sufficient weight to hibernate. They are now in suitable boxes in Elizabeth's garage.
The man at the Hedgehog Rescue Service has had an old boy for some years. It's blind and has three legs only but still lively. Never say die, eh?

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Harry Wells
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Current Residence: England
Favourite genre of music: Bluegrass
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for noticing the work.

You can enjoy other images from the QCC Art Gallery here:
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And if you're ever in the NYC area...stop  by...love to have you visit!
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aldwarke Featured By Owner 3 days ago
If I ever do I sure will. How nice of you to say.
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Not at all. It will be our pleasure when that day arrives.

In the meantime, be well :)
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday, Harry! Party
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Writer
I appreciate the fav on my work - thanks.
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Albion-James Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   General Artist
I wish you many blessings on your birthday and many more to come. Goddess bless :)
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NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Happy Birthday! :party: :iconpinkcakeplz:Happy Birthday! :party: :iconcakepinkplz: :iconbirthdaypieplz: Happy Birthday! :party: :icontort3: :icontort4:

Dearest Harry, I hope you have a wondrful day filled with lots of love and poetry and fun! :iconcelebration1plz::iconcelebration2plz::iconcelebration1plz::iconcelebration2plz:

Do you have any special plans for your birthday? Is Pam making you a cake? Are you going out to dinner?

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Dear Harry, sending birthday greetings and very best wishes. Delice
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Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work. I appreciate it.
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