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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Two hoglets Reply To: Two hoglets

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HI Gr8mums

That is so good to hear. The hoglets do seem to grow incredibly fast. I have always observed too, that when they are hoglets they seem to like each other’s company. They even appear to prefer to share a food bowl with another hog (either hoglet or adult). Watching in real time is really the best way. You can see what they’re doing much more easily, without them going just out of frame.

Like many wild animals, hedgehogs have very good sense of smell and are inquisitive. I think that they can smell that other hogs have gone that way so they go to find out why and find the food. Perhaps their own way of communicating. Because they are solitary animals, they probably wouldn’t meet other hogs that often in the normal course of events. We are, in effect, influencing their behaviour by feeding them and ‘encouraging’ more hogs to congregate.

I hope ‘Mum’ and hoglets continue to do well and that the little ones don’t get into too much mischief!