Hedgehog ringworm mange treatment
Helping hedgehogs

Hedgehog miracle recovery

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.


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!

Octavia upon her release in May 2018
Octavia on release evening. See how well this side of her face (which was injured) has healed

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.

Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog
Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog

14 thoughts on “Hedgehog miracle recovery”

  1. 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!

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