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Old 11th March 2010, 03:43 PM   #61
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I don't know if it is just where I live but these days I am more likely to see a badger (usually as road kill sadly) than a hog.
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If you have badgers you will never have hedgehogs
the badger is the only natural preditor to the hogs.

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Old 11th March 2010, 03:47 PM   #62
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hi Kerry

I forgot to ask - how many Hedgehogs have you seen around your garden? I hope that this is them coming out of hibernation now! Must be a sign that spring has sprung!

What do you feed them with?
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we have 2 wild hogs coming to the garden already and its still very
cold at night

we have a purpose built feeding station for them which contains
kitten biscuits//dried mealworms//water

we also have 3 more asleep in wooden hog houses
in the undergrowth of the garden i think they will stretch a leg soon
been asleep since early December

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Old 11th March 2010, 03:50 PM   #63
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Tried the usuall catfood and branded hedgehog food and mine would not touch it. Good job starlings eat most things.
So i tried them with dried mealworms and never looked back since. They will eat all that i put out. And plenty water as well. Have heard though not tried it yet will eat cooked chicken.

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Try some Kitten biscuits
Royal canine persian 32 is a favorite here
like you ours wont touch tinned meat yet about 3 miles away
a friend has them and her's eat it every night

weird

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Old 11th April 2010, 04:18 PM   #64
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Well, I've been waiting and watching and hoping and at last a hog has appeared! I was very frightened they wouldn't have made it with temperatures so low for so long - almost six weeks with the temperature not above zero! Needless to say it was very hungry and was scoffing the food I hastily put out!
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Old 10th October 2010, 01:11 PM   #65
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I have a big problem! I must move a woodpile in my garden as soon as possible and I'm hoping no hogs have settled down there. I'm proposing to shift the pile onto rough ground adjacent to the garden but am concerned about what to do if I find any hogs - we no longer have someone looking after them on the island. My hog house (fortunately unoccupied) got smashed when unseasonal gales blew a branch off a tree next door and, having to buy new computer and with new tyres imminent, money is just not there to get a new one.
Any advice, please?
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Old 12th October 2010, 12:09 PM   #66
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They're not hibernating right now, so they should be able to find/make a new home if you move the log pile.

Better to do it now rather than later when they are thinking of hibernation.
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Old 13th October 2010, 07:03 PM   #67
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Hi every1.
I have at least 1 hedgehog that visits the garden, and am hoping he will find our garden useful for hibernation.
Will a log pile and a big pile of dead leaves be enough?
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Old 14th October 2010, 11:56 AM   #68
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Yes, usually that's what they use. I've also seen 'hogs using plastic bags, crisp packets, all sorts of things to tuck themselves up and keep warm with, but leaves are more 'natural'
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Old 11th October 2011, 10:37 AM   #69
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Hi everyone,,,I am new here and have put this post somewhere but cant fine it now,lol,, so here goes again. I have been feeding a three gorgeous hedgehogs in the garden for about 3 months. We are down to the one now and he has been using the box my husband made for him for about 2 weeks. The little piles of dry leaves I left nearby have disappeared and I can only hope they are in the box with him. Does anyone think it is likely he will use the box to hibernate??? He doesnt seem to wander far from the garden and my husband has named him Harold.
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Hi mmp, i replied to your earlier post. It in the thread Hedgehog Query.

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