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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings so happy – Huffy is nesting in my garden Reply To: so happy – Huffy is nesting in my garden


well no I’m not sure – but he had a good session of biffing another hedgehog the other week, over food, so I thought that’s what the males do – unless the females do it too? do you know?

I crept over quietly on Friday afternoon, and gently put some straw by the entrance to see if he/she would take it in for extra bedding to keep warm, and bless him, he’s not taken it in, but he’s made a little hole in the straw where he comes in and out, it’s a tiny hole , – so I don’t feel as bad now for only having a 4inch hole in my feeding station (instead of the recommended 5inch).

During the week he spent all night making a lot of noise, and I wondered then if he was making a nest, I thought I could hear him make a scratching noise, I thought that he might have had fleas, but I haven’t noticed him scratch himself before. I see the hedgehogs give themselves in a little scratch quiet regularly, but this scratching was going on all night – and then later in the night I did see him go in to a pile of brash, the next morning I saw the hole he’d made, so the scratching must have been that – I’ve not heard him do that since, and I’ve seen him quite a bit, going in and out of the feeding station. He’s gonna end up obese! But I seem to be getting more and more hedgehogs, but I can distinguish Huffy as he comes in a few times every night – and he never stops huffing, however he stopped huffing when he was busy making a lot of noise, building his nest.

Now I think the scratching noise was actually when he might have been making the hole, do they dig with their paws?

I’d love to see a youtube clip of a hedgehog making a hole.