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Sounds promising Buddy42,
A funny thing with hedgehogs is that whilst they are mostly solitary creatures, I’m fairly convinced that they communicate with their own kind quite a lot – and possibly not in ways that we might expect to see or hear.
We have found that once a hog has found a food source – even if not keen itself – within a short space of time, the numbers of visiting hogs will increase – this can only be by ‘word of mouth’ so to speak or some communication method between them.
we have also experienced that in overwintering hogs – we tend to use large stacked housing units to increase capacity and reduce volume they occupy between them – the hogs don’t openly communicate in a medium that we could see or hear – but their behaviours suggest that they know of the presence of the others and develop similar habits in some examples. I have had to conclude this as being shared tactics between them, but any communication between them is not obvious.
There is far more to these little critters than we know – but then – they have been in existence for far longer than we have as a species and have survived much more than we have. Lets hope they have a future inspite of our ongoing efforts to destroy their environment.