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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Saw a hedgehog at about 5.30pm today Reply To: Saw a hedgehog at about 5.30pm today

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Hi Tara

I expect the hedgehog would appreciate some extra food – ideas for feeding boxes included in:
But also lots more ideas in the photo gallery and on the forum.

I use a sheet of clear perspex type stuff balanced on 3litre earth filled pots with bricks on top to stop it blowing away or being pushed up by cats. I get rooks and jackdaws coming down for food later on, but never seen them going under that – although, to be fair, I don’t think there is usually much hog food left by then!

If you can’t manage anything else, water is essential for hogs. I would recommend leaving some out 24/7 as a dehydrated hog or nursing mother may be desperate for a drink during the day. I use large but shallow plant saucers and have several dotted around. Just make sure they aren’t so deep a hoglet couldn’t get out (you could put pebbles or stones in it, if necessary). But keep them topped up – once a hog knows there’s a water source there, it could travel quite a distance to get there.

Good luck and fingers crossed you get some hoglets visiting later on.