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Hi Roberto96,

good to hear of more enthusiasts. If you aren’t smitten already, you soon will be with these mesmerising critters.
experience tells us that hogs are very fussy about their preferred habitats – and some houses will go unused for years, whilst others will be very popular amongst the hog fraternity. reasons for this, if we are completely honest, are unknown.
there are some things you can do to increase your chances of attracting an inhabitant.
position the house somewhere sheltered against a wall or fence, away from pathways in the undergrowth and the entrance facing away from the winter wind direction.
Don’t place too many houses together in one area
select a predator proof house if you can, or try and make it predator proof with a tunnel or maze entrance and one that has no preservative finish
Hogs like to furnish their houses themselves mostly – or at least add to it themselves – so ensure supplies of long grasses and comfy twigs in the vicinity
Keep food and water supplies topped up – but not too close to houses
Good luck and don’t give up hope that they will decide to move in!