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Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Sheepshape, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Jul 15, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Do you think you can return him to the wild? Or will he be a cute yard pet? You have done great with him.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2019
    Sheepshape

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    Well, I'll try to release him into my back garden which already has a number of hedgehogs. The back garden is continuous with the front garden. To be honest 'garden' is a bit fanciful as most is rough grass and trees. The front garden opens out into a large rough area which continues to a big gully and more fields. The lane is about 300 yards or more away, so the very light traffic on this road doesn't affect wildlife much. He'll be getting his food and water, too. Hopefully he'll find himself a prickly lady friend or two.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2019
    BreanneRN

    BreanneRN Ridin' The Range

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    I am filled with envy! I so want a garden filled with hedgehogs! Post a pic sometime if you can, and so glad he is doing well!
     
  4. Jul 26, 2019
    Sheepshape

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    I weighed him yesterday to find he was 595g.....that's almost 100g per week in weight gain and almost 5 times his weight of 25th June..

    So...plan to release him when the current dry weather breaks (whilst providing him with food and water).

    He's looking HUGE and very prickly now. I'll take a pic on his release.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    We only see them in pet stores here. Occasionally there is a listing on CL. They aren't wild here. :D He's cute.

    We have ground hogs here...they will sure eat your garden veggies!!! Grandad used to bring them home for dinner.:lol: They get large!
     
  6. Jul 31, 2019
    Sheepshape

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    And so to release.

    This is Pan today....just over 5 weeks since I found him.....and I've released him into the garden. Almost 550g heavier than his 107g when I found him (765g today).

    Pan the Man (1).jpg


    Pan the Man.jpg

    Now he's huge and a bit fat, so plenty of reserve to start off with. I'm leaving food and water out for him, too, so he has time to adjust.

    Good luck (not so little) Pan.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Great job on saving the little guy and getting him to thrive :clap I hope he finds himself a lady and has a little family that stays around your place and share your home :thumbsup
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2019
    AmberLops

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    He's so adorable :love He looks so fat and happy!
     
  9. Jul 31, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I wish him continued luck since he has had a better than fair share of it already. :)
     
  10. Aug 8, 2019
    Sheepshape

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    I haven't seen him since, but somebody is polishing off the food I leave for him nightly (I think it is him). I'm sorry to see him go really, but if he's gone back to being the wild animal he should be, then this is the best possible outcome.