Rescuing William’s mum….
Just called to the house next door to where William came from. A conservatory had been removed and a nest found underneath with 5 tiny babies - probably no more than 2 days old. Very likely that it is William’s mum with her second litter of the year. Sadly, building work is due to start tomorrow so the nest had to be moved and there wasn’t anywhere suitable in the vicinity. I therefore built a new house in the compost area in my garden and have moved the family in. This is always incredibly risky as there is a high chance that mum will abandon or kill the babies now that she has been disturbed. However, in this situation there was no other option. I did it as quickly as possible taking care to be quiet and to wear gloves so that they didn’t get my scent. They had to be lifted individually as the nest was so tucked in underneath the foundations that it couldn’t be removed in one piece. I have now left them alone to let nature take its course. If you disturb a nest and it is intact please cover it up and leave it alone. If it has to be moved, call a rescue centre asap.www.littlesilverhedgehog.etsy.com