This little hoggie - Gretal - has come into us with lungworm but we feel she is a fighter. You can probably see, that she isn't the normal round
shape that a hedgehog should be. Instead, she is very thin and a little wobbly - this hasn't affected her appetite though!
Lungworm can be a big killer if it is left untreated or the hedgehog is not strong enough to pull through on their own. We are not giving up on Gretal and will do everything we can to make sure she goes from strength to strength.
Our poorly Gretal is finally putting on weight!! We are so happy for her. She has been suffering from not only Lungworm, but also Ringworm and a mite infestation - her recovery has not been an easy one.
Her weight has been fluctuating, but was never really going up and staying up. She has put on over 100g this week and seems to maintaining it. Hopefully, this is the start of a better road for our lovely girl. We have grown very attached to her.
Gretal was with us for a long time! It has been a rocky road with her and on some occasions we weren't sure if she would make it. We are pleased to say she was able to be released with another hedgehog after a length recovery! We wish her the best xx
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