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Hi DwarfHog and Deeb74,
Mine is definately a boy, as I have seen him bash other males, and from what you say about the fatsia leaves maybe they do like to close the door behind them?
I think our prickly firends are far more clever than we give them credit for – maybe I shouldnt go out in my garden at dusk in case they get me in a pincer movement like the veloceraptors in Jurrasic Park – clever hogs!!
I have 2 hog houses and both have had residents but never at the same time. I have peeked in and I’m amazed at how well they build their ‘nests’ with a nice carpet underneath them and then returning up the walls with the straw I put out as well using fallen leaves and the sticks of course.
As you say they make a nice round enclosure where a hedghog can rest up nice and sunggly. Also, when I cleaned out my hog house before the coming season (it was empty naurally), they had also created a depression in the earth – whether this was an intentional excavation or just occurred over a period of time through their sleeping habits I have no idea.