A hedgehog nest was disturbed during gardening work and although efforts were made to repair and replace it, the mother hog had not returned. With the babies getting cold and crying in distress, we were called for help. We collected four tiny babies only one week old and completely helpless without their mum to care for them. They needed to be housed in a brooder for constant warmth and special milk to give them the chance to survive. Very sadly, the largest baby died within a few hours, probably from internal injury, but his three sisters had a happier outcome and all the work paid off when they were weaned and eventually returned to the wild as happy, healthy hoggy ladies.