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Hi BabsMaria,

how do you know this? Has she brought them to the feeding station? if the babies are mobile – chances are she will now be thinking of fattening herself up and heading off to hibernate, which may leave you as the contingency plan for them (if hedgehogs have such things). You will need a good quality highly nutritious feed for them, and mother – try and include some wet food if you can for now, along with crunchy hog or cat kibble and fresh water daily. You may well see the babies for the duration of winter, which will give you a chance of assessing their state of growth and health from a distance.

Make sure you know who your local hog carer is in advance (BHPS and hedgehog bottom websites can help locate) and take their advice based on what information you can provide. Don’t risk leaving this to the point that you think you need to capture them – you will need to be prepared with a plan.

Fingers crossed for the little brood – we need all the numbers we can get. They are unlikely to survive without support – so even if you haven’t seen them for a day or two during this time, please continue to put food out and switch to crunchy only, if the weather starts to freeze the food, but hopefully they will have grown and fattened up by then.