After almost a month of waiting very patiently, Leila brought her little ones out of the nest tonight to explore their garden enclosure. We spotted 2 of them and they are completely adorable.
I am a Grand-hogma!! We just popped outside to give Leila her last dose of medicine and Christian noticed a little baby hoglet inside her nest! He quickly covered the nest back up to not disturb.
The following photo of Leila was taken on the first day we got her from the SPCA. She was treated and released, but recently came back to our garden needing treatment for a bad case of lung worm. We have been treating her and she was just about to be released again when we discovered the little surprise. Can't wait to meet them.
Note - If you ever come across a nest of hoglets, it is best to leave them be, otherwise you might scare the mother away and the hoglets would not survive.
Tonight we bravely opened the door at Hoggiton tonight to Leila-Hoggis back into the big-wild world. We have had her since she was a baby, so it is really tough letting go. Keep safe out there Leila - stay away from any big loud things that move!. Thanks for all your advice Hedgehog Rescue New Zealand.
A hoglets journey:
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