Hedgehogs and other wildlife in our garden in the Chilterns
Friday, 21 August 2009
From the Archives - Twosie
We've been sorting out our old hedgie videos, and here's the one with the first sighting of little Twosie. The poor little chap was too small to get into the garden through the "ATM" - the hole in the fence.
Twosie was a late baby we saw wandering past the garden during the day in November 2008. Seeing him during the day was a sign something was wrong, so we dashed out and picked him up. He seemed healthy, but only weighed 290g (the safe minimum for hibernation is 600g.) We felt we had to look after him for the winter. We fed him and he gained weight - he topped 800g. Unfortunately, towards the end of January, he stopped eating. He started losing weight. We tried tempting him with all sorts of goodies. Finally, we took him to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. They cared for him for three weeks, but the poor little guy didn't make it. This site is for Twosie and all the other wonderful little hedgehogs .