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Hi MrPrickles

Brilliant that a hog has already moved in, but simbo65 is right, hog houses are better placed in the shade, but if it has to be in the sun at least only until 10 a.m. is slightly better than later in the day, when it’s hotter. But still not ideal, especially if we get another very hot spell.

If someone is already in residence, you can’t move it, but maybe you could put something over the top, maybe some brushwood, that sort of thing. Or even if you had something like an outside table, which might keep the sun off it. But you would have to do it very carefully so as not to disturb the occupant – especially as, at this time of year, it’s possible it might be a female about to produce a family. (females can desert their young if disturbed when they are very small) Once you are certain that it’s empty, I would be inclined to move it to somewhere underneath some bushes where there is more shade.

As simbo65 says, don’t forget the water. Large, shallow plant saucers are ideal. The wider the better – hogs are very good at tipping water containers over – but not so deep that a hoglet could get trapped in it.

Good luck. I hope all goes well with the hog.