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Home Forums Champions’ chat When should hedgehogs be out of hibernation Reply To: When should hedgehogs be out of hibernation

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Nic

If you want her to move straight into it, you could put it nearby and maybe move the other one after she’s moved out, if you wanted to. Normally for nesting – as opposed to naps between snacks, I would keep them further apart. But I don’t think there are any hard and fast rules. I’m sure some people keep them near to each other. You know hogs – ever unpredictable!

I have had a hog here all winter, with something in common with Cyclops – last year’s hoglet and it has no eyeshine at all from either eye and never has, as far as I know. But seems to get around like any other hedgehog and even foraged on the lawn in the middle of winter and turned from hoglet to hog. I should say did get around. The poor thing recently got a strimmer injury (nothing to do with any eye problems – I don’t think good eye sight would have made any difference at all – strimmers are really bad news for hogs) and is currently at the Wildlife Hospital – last update doing well – so fingers crossed. Probably a worse case scenario, for a hog who relies on knowing it’s habitat very well, to be forcibly absent from it for so long, but with such a horrible injury, there was really no choice. All I can do is hope for the best.

I hope Cyclops moves into the new house, wherever you decide to put it, and has a successful year – with hopefully some hoglets later on.

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