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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Awkward so and so! Reply To: Awkward so and so!

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Hi hc25036

The hogs do tend to move nests, especially in the Summer. It makes sense, if you think about it, as it would help to avoid the build up of parasites, such as fleas and ticks.

Re. nesting in the feed box. Sounds typical hog to me! Last Autumn I had a young hoglet here. He was big enough to hibernate but just chose not to. It did mean, though, that he was much more reliant on supplementary feeding so I felt it was important to keep providing some – in a feed box as cats had become a problem. After using it as a feed box for weeks, one early morning he started rushing around collecting nesting material which he then proceeded to put in the box – on top of the remaining food!

There was nothing for it but to have another feed box! The only thing I can suggest is that you also get another feed box and hope the hog there doesn’t decide to make a nest in that too! Good luck.