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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings First time hoglet sighting Reply To: First time hoglet sighting

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Hi Deeb74

Lovely to hear about all the hogs there. Really pleased for you!

I would adjust the food according to the circumstances. If they all look nicely rounded, they were probably doing alright and may not need more than you gave them. But if some of them look a bit narrow at the back maybe give a bit more, especially if we have another hot dry spell as they seem to be threatening. I think the supply of ‘wild’ food may vary a bit according to the habitat there is around where you are.

You may find if the food runs out that they just turn up earlier and then you may be able to nip out and give them a refill. Specially if they tell all their friends! In more normal weather, I only feed whilst I am up to watch the hogs and then take the dishes in. This usually works fine and the hogs have done well on that system for many years – it also means I get to see the hogs other than on video. I have found since I have been leaving some out all night (because of the weather) some of them have just been turning up later! (Too clever!) Which means I have to rely on the cam to see them. They don’t seem to have been eating any more food. Other people have different regimes.

I always leave water out 24 hours a day and all year round in case a hog wakes up mid-hibernation. The birds make good use of it too!

Good luck with them all. I hope you continue enjoying their visits.