What: Abandoned baby hedgehogs
Why: Apparently, due to some unseasonably warm weather, the
According to the article in the Daily Mail, the next step for these hedgehogs is to prepare them for the wilderness:
“The animals will gradually be weaned onto solid food and then taught how to fend for themselves before being released back into the wild aged four or five months.
I feel like I’ve already taught Puppy everything I know, but I met him so late in life (he’s already four) that he’s already set in his ways. What I want more than anything is to have an impact on these hedgehogs, to be able to say, “Do you see that hedgehog stabbing that other hedgehog with that dagger? He made that dagger himself. I taught him how.” These hedgehogs got the short end of the stick from the second they were popped out of some unforgiving mother hedgehog’s vagina. No one gave them a chance, and now I want to show them how special they can really be, like Denzel Washington in “The Great Debaters.” Plus, they’re surprisingly cute, aren’t they?!
How: My guess is that Tiggywinkles and Prickly Ball Farm will be happy to have found a home for the little rascals, so there shouldn’t be a problem there. The only problem will be transporting them. I’m not sure exactly how you ship hedgehogs from the
Anyway, let’s do this good Christmas deed. Not for the wilderness or global warming activists and certainly not for the
What would you do if it was one of your own?