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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Nests Reply To: Nests

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Hi Gr8mums

Hedgehogs do change nests, especially in the Summer and at this time of year. They apparently even sometimes make new hibernation nests in the middle of hibernation.

The young ones seems to miraculously know how to make nests when they are quite young. It is quite possible that they may have made a nest of some description for overday stays. I had a hoglet here, late last year. He was heavy enough to hibernate but chose not to. He made a fairly elaborate nest in the feed box, but didn’t always stay in it. He used it for short naps between snacks and some overday stays.

The Mother could easily have made a new nest elsewhere. Maybe in someone else’s garden. Bearing in mind that hedgehogs can travel 1-2 miles a night, there is plenty of choice of potential locations.

I quite often have wood mice here eating some of the hog food, but they don’t bother the hedgehogs at all and the amount of food they eat is very minimal.