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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Just found family in our back garden Reply To: Just found family in our back garden

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Hi Lin

If you have hogs at all, there is a chance of hoglets sometime, so fingers crossed!

Hogs do apparently eat snails as well as slugs, but I imagine it is only the small ones and apparently not many. Also slugs are not top of their natural diet list. It seems to be beetles, caterpillars and earthworms at the top, with a variety of other things including slugs and snails following on. If you find poo from a hog which has a natural or mostly natural diet you will often see the shiny wing scales from beetles in them. Many people think the hogs don’t eat slugs, because they will often share a food bowl with the large ones. It is actually the smaller ones that they eat, but apparently they are the ones that do most damage to plants, so that’s the important thing. Some people say they haven’t had problems with slug damage since having hedgehogs visiting! Hogs’ ‘wild’ diet probably changes a bit at different times of the year.

Good luck with the hog house. I expect you have already found the information re. hog houses on here.