I wanted to share this video with you all – the miracle tale of Octavia hedgehog.
Octavia came into my hedgehog hospital as a tiny hoglet only 153g. She had a terrible infected bite wound. A vet told me to give up on her but I persevered. It took many weeks to treat the injury with antibiotics and wound treatments. Then she lost all her fur and most of her spines due to ringworm. This is common when a hedgehog is run down, sick or stressed. It was a long journey but eventually Octavia the miracle hedgehog recovered.
You can read more about Octavia’s injury was treated here
You can also read more about treating ringworm here.
UPDATE MAY 2018.
I am so proud to say that Octavia was released back to the wild on 6 May 2018 fit and well. Stay safe miracle girl and create lots of little Octavia’s!
I run a hedgehog hospital in York, England. My work is entirely self-funded. You can find out more about how to support my work here.
I also make silver jewellery inspired by nature and wildlife. You can visit my online jewellery shop here.
14 thoughts on “Hedgehog miracle recovery”
If it is a pet Pygmy hedgehog you need vet advice
please help he is really special to me
how do I cure a hedgehog eye injury without having eye removed
Hi Michelle, please drop me a line via my comments link thanks Emma
hi michelle can you drop me an email via the contact me link on my website and i’ll advise you on the treatments. it may not need a vet i can help you with what to do x
I found a little hoglet 3 weeks ago one afternoon on my way one from work. Broad daylight. This poor little cutie was found next to his dead mummy and a sibling. I just had to rescue him. He was dehydrated and hungry. I rung my local rspca in the hope of some advice. They couldn’t take the little
Fella and didn’t give me anyone else to contact. So I nurse him back to health. He’s grown so much, eating and drinking lots and pooping just fine. However I suspected he has mange/ringworm and this article has confirmed it. I thought he had poorly eyes but they now are fine but he’s lost his fir around his eyes and part of his face towards his ears, it also looks crusty. I now must get him to the vets! You mentioned some treatments for bathing (I’ve only been washing him in warm water and he hates it!) could you recommend some to me please? Many many thanks and your work is amazing. By the way I’ve named him hagrid!
Awesome story. Great job.
Yet another inspiring and uplifting story. The faith you have in your work clearly goes such a long way!
Well done, I have reblogged this.
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Something to warm your heart.
I’m crying as I watch Octavia’s story. LSH you are a miracle worker.
Octavia really looked bad, but such a brave girl is a beauty now. You have made an amazing job with her.