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Hi Berty,

I remember a couple of weeks ago you were looking for hints and tips on where to locate your hog house – would I be right in assuming your efforts are paying off, based on your original posting above? or are they ignoring your hog house and simply going for undergrowth?
I think in the hot weather they do seem to prefer sleeping outside – understandably – although the females do like a house for a little more protection when they are nest building to have their young, at least for the first week or two.
On the feeding front – I agree absolutely on the mealworms as above – but it may also be that the wet food is attracting foxes and potentially others. Wet food is also great for going off very quickly and attracting flies, which lay eggs in it, which then risk being ingested by hogs if the food gets eaten by them. I would suggest switching to dry food (cat kibble, broken up dog biscuits, Spikes dry food) at this time of the year and plenty of water put out.
we were very delighted to see some tiny hog poos down the garden paths over the weekend – so we must now have some youngsters on the scene. hope we get to see them!