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Hi Shaza

It’s good to hear you have a hog living under your shed.

The hedgehogs won’t be mates, as such. They are solitary animals but tend to come together around the food we put out for them. Youngsters often seem to like to share bowls with another hog, either an adult or another hoglet and adult females will sometimes share. Males on the other hand, don’t normally share with another male but they may eat in the same general area, if the bowls are spread out. It depends a bit on the male. The more dominant ones are more likely to roll up any other males in the vicinity.

I have found in the past that some females will tolerate certain other females but not others, so I suppose it could be said that they were, sort of, mates, but it’s also possible that they could be related, i.e. sisters or mother and grown up daughter.