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Hi Annker

You definitely shouldn’t move a hog during hibernation or even disturb them at all. They have been hibernating for millions of years without our help, and are pretty much expert at it. They don’t need to be too warm. They need to be quite cool. But if they were disturbed they would use up the precious fats they had laid down for hibernation. One type keeps them ticking over and the other helps to get them going when they wake up. So if they use up that one by waking up unnecessarily, they might not have enough energy to wake up at the end of hibernation.

Their hibernation nests are quite elaborate with layers of leaves and grasses making a very well insulated dome, which helps to keep their body temperature reasonably level. But their body temperature drops quite low during hibernation, so that their body processes slow right down.

Sometimes, I think we have to trust in the wisdom of the hogs – the hog wisdom of the ages.