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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Our hedgehogs haven't been for 5 nights running…. Reply To: Our hedgehogs haven't been for 5 nights running….


Hi All,

i have had regular hog visitors in my garden this year from April onwards and they have also been using my two hog houses on and off as day nests.

From the start of September i still had two visitng hogs, both males, regularly arriving between 9pm abd 11pm to feed up but the last time i physcially saw them was the 21st September. However i kept putting out food, which was still being eaten presumably by the hogs (i am still to invest in a trail cam – on the Christmas list!), but the last time is was eaten was the 27th Septmber after which, although I have continued to put food out, there have been no takers. I have also checked my two hog houses and, sadly, no snoozing hogs either.

On the morning of the 28th September, following the last night the food was eaten, there was hog poo near the feeding bowls so maybe that was a present left to thank me for all the food provided over the year before they went in to snooze mode!

I was planning to stop putting food out after this weekend but, on waking up this morning, rather than being greeted by the usual full bowl of uneaten food, it was all snuffled up!

I give them Wild Things hog biscuits, which the cats don’t touch, so, especially as nothing else has eaten the food over the past 7 nights, chances are its a hog, possibly a female, so I will now continue to put out food until I’m certain there are no takers.

Last year they kept coming to feed until October whilst in 2016 they continued well in to November so we will see!