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Hi Barlosh,

heart warming to hear your story of care for this little one.

one problem with hogs is they wont be told where to live, and whilst it would be lovely to think you could create a cosy home in your garden that they would all live together in – they would probably have other ideas. there will be a reason that is obvious to them as to why they chose your neighbours garden and not yours as their first choice – although, being only next door, and visiting your habitat must also suit their needs.
You don’t mention whether you put any food and or water down for them – and that may be a start to see if you could tempt them across rather than simply lift them from where they are?
I think its worth the effort to check the rest of the family out for ticks, one way or the other as the infestation level would seem to very high based on the first little one – so they do need a habitat or behaviour adjustment to help drive those numbers down.
Having said all that – I think a hog house (or two) is still a good idea, because they will be looking for hibernation sites soon’ish, and they wont hibernate as a family together, so you may tempt them over on that basis also?
chances are that even if you cant tempt this hog family across, you will still be providing a hibernation opportunity for other hogs for years to come with a good quality hog house – just need to clean and boil it out each year once vacated.