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Hi y7usk

I wouldn’t worry too much. The males do tend to hibernate much earlier than the females. They don’t have to worry about bringing up the youngsters! They also come out of hibernation earlier. But there has been a bit of a sudden change to cooler weather (not that it is completely dependent on that). I would leave him be, but keep leaving some food and water out in case he does ‘wake up’. He may not be in proper hibernation yet. Also hogs do apparently ‘wake up’ during hibernation and sometimes even make a new nest so leaving lots of potential bedding around is a good idea.

Hedgehogs have been doing their own thing for millions of years, and although we worry about them, maybe they know best!