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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings New build house, hedgehogs seen! Reply To: New build house, hedgehogs seen!


Hi EmmaP, I’m a new hog watcher too and I have had a hogilo tucked in a corner under the shrubs since early summer, with a plentiful supply of hay and dry leaves, although the hogs haven’t seemed very keen to use it! However – recently I crept in and lifted the lid and it’s filled with bedding – so I am hoping there might be a hog sleeping or nesting underneath! They seem to ignore hog houses for ages, years in some cases, and then suddenly use them – you will soon discover that hogs are a law unto themselves! I would say get a home if you can but don’t be disappointed if the little darlings decide to sleep in your log pile! Whatever you do I am sure they will appreciate the food and water – which will encourage them to visit. Nothing more satisfying than seeing a fat little hog running like the wind across the camera shots, 30 seconds of video and 5 seconds – if that – of a dashing hedgehog!