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Signs of illness or distress

Post  The Hedgehog Lady on Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:26 pm

Hedgehogs are nocturnal creatures and if out in daylight they are desperate and need help, even if they show no obvious signs of any injury or illness.
Obvious injuries – such as bleeding, dragging of limbs or collapse need immediate attention.
Circling – If you see a hedgehog running in circles it may have an ear infection or could possibly be blind.
Loss of spines or fur – could indicate a skin condition that will need treatment.
Maggots / Fly eggs – Fly eggs look like small, cream-coloured grains of rice or sawdust amongst the spines or fur. Removal is priority as they will very soon hatch into maggots.
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