Accessibility Homepage Skip navigation Sitemap


Register and log in to gain access to our forums and chat about everything 'hedgehog'!

Thank you for looking to contribute to the Hedgehog Street forum. Please note that when submitting replies or posts, these are run through our spam-checkers, so there may be a slight delay in your posts appearing, and reflecting in the forum post details below. However, if you think anything has gone awry please contact us.

The views and opinions expressed in this forum do not necessarily represent the views of PTES or BHPS.

Home Forums Champions’ chat Hedgehog advice please Reply To: Hedgehog advice please

Avatar photo

Hi Roberto96

To add to what Jan Marie said, some hogs are just ‘wilder’ than others and won’t use a hog house, of whatever description until it has become part of the landscape and, maybe, ‘smells right’.

If you haven’t read it already, you might like to take a look at Hedgehog Street’s information about hog homes:

I agree it is best to keep the feeding area away from the hog house, not least because it might attract predators. Also because hogs are naturally solitary animals, they may prefer to nest where there aren’t too many other hogs around. Hogs are usually good explorers and will, no doubt, be aware of the hog house, so it may be best if, once you’ve found a good location not to move it too often.

Leaving lots of natural nesting material around is a good idea. So, leaves, long grasses, etc. Some hogs will actually pick green vegetation and add it to their nests! Their nests can be very intricate with grasses and leaves all ‘woven’ in together, with a little hollow in the centre for them to curl up in. Such clever little things(!) and the hoglets seem to just know, instinctively, how to do it.

Good luck with the hogs.