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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

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Hi Hedgie Lover

Females will occasionally give a fairly small biff (more like an irritated nudge, really) but in my experience, nothing like the biffing that goes on amongst the males. So if Huffy has been indulging in major biffing sessions, sounds like he most likely is a he!

The reason I asked, is that I wouldn’t have expected a male to build a very elaborate nest at this time of the year, although with the strange weather we’ve been having, maybe he thinks it’s autumn already! But I have heard males making a lot of scratching noises in hog boxes, with not necessarily a lot of bedding. Maybe getting it just how they like it! That sounded more like scratching on the floor than scratching themselves, which is a different sound. He may also be practising for building a hibernation nest.