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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings My first hedgehog sighting! Reply To: My first hedgehog sighting!


Welcome to the world of hedgehogs and all the delights they bring.
It is very important to leave fresh water out at all times as a dehydrated hog stands very little chance of survival. Best to use shallow bowl/saucer with a few stones to stop it tipping.
I am not as expert at this as some others on the forum but what I have learnt is sunflower seed/meal worms etc can be bad for hogs and cause brittle bones. Sadly the hogs can also become addicted and if that is the case need to be weaned off. The best food options are a good quality meaty cat/dog food, I use kibble as it stays fresher or a specialist hedgehog food like Spikes, ARK etc. Ultimately their wild diet is preferable so ease of movement through gardens is the best option.
My only concern is the your HH is out this morning. They are nocturnal and should not usually be out in the day. There is a possibility that he is a she and might be making a nest for giving birth. But it could also be ill
Hopefully someone else here may shed light on this. If you can monitor him that would be great and if there are any signs of distress call BHPS on 01584 890801 to find your nearest carer.
It may be worth doing this anyway to see if they can shed light on this day time behaviour.
Hope this helps and keep us posted on how he/she does