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Hi Marmite

Really good news you have had 3 hogs visiting. Yes, it is quite normal to have several hogs visiting one garden – although not always all at the same time!

If you feed in a box, you might like to have another one. Alternatively, in the open, it’s best to divide what you feed into at least as many bowls as you have seen hogs visiting at one time. I tend to leave water sources all round the garden 24 hours a day. Shallow plant saucers are ideal for that.

By the way, it isn’t possible to tell male from female just from their size, but you might be able to work out from their behaviour. Males are far less tolerant of other males and quite likely to biff them and roll them up. Females are generally more tolerant. But if you see one hog circling another with the one in the middle turning round and huffing, the male will be doing the circling and the female the turning and huffing.

Good luck with them all. Happy hog watching.