Thursday, 7 September 2017

Look who's Back!

Remember back in July we had a new young hedgehog turn up in our garden?And remember it had to go to the vets as it was coming out in the day to look for food?
Well after his trip to the vets he went to stay with Uncle Colin (my sitter) and Aunty Annie for rehabilitation.Its taken all this time to get it well ,with lots of injections for heart worm and lots of TLC from them.I that time we found out the he's a boy and he nearly came home a couple of weeks ago but they found he was losing weight again so he needed another round on injections.Anyway Mummy collected him on Sunday and he was 501 grams which was double what he was,

but he did lose a bit during that week so we were asked to put him in our greenhouse nest box and only let him have the run of the back garden and to bring him back to be weighed yesterday.The good news is his weight is stable....in fact he's gained a bit as he's now 529 grams so he was put back in the greenhouse nest box.

He's yet to start venturing in the back garden,as he hasn't felt safe enough to leave the greenhouse to explore.We know this as he is only pooping in one corner of the green house and not in the garden.....hehehe so mummy has to clean up after him every couple of days or so.Who knew hedgehog poop was so stinky!Anyway he will be kept to the back garden until he is coming out to explore the garden and then as soon as we get a nice stretch of weather we will then open up the front garden for him to explore and he can decide to stay or leave.But as the weather is turning colder at night now....yes its definitely Autumnal here, there is a good chance he may want to stay and nest for the winter which is fine by us.
As you can see from the photos mummy took on Sunday He face was a bit swollen from all his injections but yesterday the swelling had reduced by half and was definitely looking much better.So he will be left in his box now to get used to his home again with mum leaving his food in the green house.
So we decided to call him Mickey after my old pal Mr Mick who crossed the rainbow bridge a while ago,So wish Mickey so good luck that he continues to do well.

22 comments:

  1. Your human is taking such good care of Mickey!

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    1. yes she is and Uncle Colin and Aunty Annie did a great job too,xx Speedy

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  2. Good morning Speedy and Reggie! It's good to see this little tyke is back and healthy once again! Hugs to you all for caring so much. Peace and love to you all!

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  3. SQUAAAAAAWK? He's not a mouse.

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  4. What a cutie!! Glad he is doing well!
    xoxo
    Jakey & Arty

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  5. That fellow is getting good care!!! He is cute.

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  6. you are so sweet to take care of Mickey like that! He is one lucky hedgehog! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Ye he is very lucky to have so many routing for him,xx Speedy

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  7. Mickey sure is cute. We know that he will get the best of care from you and Mum Rachel. We look forward to hearing more about him now that he's returned to your house. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  8. Heeeeey Mickey! What up dude?! You are gonna loves it there, and I am so happy you found your new home. I thinks you are mighty handsome....not as handsome as Speedy, butts then again, who is? ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Awww Ruby,you are so sweet....smooches,xx Speedy

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  9. Mee luvss thee name Speedy!! Mee ferst adventure was with Mistur Mick Bunny an you.....An HURRAH fur this Mickey doin so well...
    **Hi-5'sss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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    1. Mickey just seemed the right name my friend,xx Speedy

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  10. So sweet! so glad he has your to take care of him!

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  11. Mickey is lucky to have so many people looking out for him. I hope he's 100% healthy soon.

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  12. hello speedy its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad to see yore ninja hedjhog frend is bak and is dooing wel!!! i like his naym too i think i wil sing a song abowt him!!! oh mickey yoov got spines yoov got spines wot blow my mind hay mickey!!! hay mickey!!! ok bye

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  13. How on earth did I miss this post? Must have been while I was getting ready to go on our trip. I am sure Mr. Mick is thrilled to have a namesake, and I hope that Mickey the Hedgehog continues his recovery.

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