Hedgehog: dead or alive?
September 18, 2008 9:39 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to easily tell the difference between a dead and a hibernating hedgehog?
posted by 999 to Pets & Animals (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My parents recently rescued and nursed a hedgehog for about a week. They said when they found it, it looked like it was drunk. They were told by some hedgehog charity that this means they are cold and that they need feeding and warming up so they did this.
After about a week of much improvement, my father came down to discover it was dead. Or at least he thinks so, but wants to be 100% sure that it isn't just hibernating before he buries it.
It smells dead to me.
Any experts out there?