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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings How long will it take hedgehogs to find my food? Reply To: How long will it take hedgehogs to find my food?


Hi Diggit Gardening and welcome!
It really doesn’t take very long for them to find the food once you make a highway. I had 2 visiting within a week of making holes in the front and back fences, and have had at least 10 different hogs visit ever since. 4 are now regulars coming for food every night. I think it helps if you also have a wildlife friendly garden (which I have), as it means they are also attracted to natural food which they can forage for.
Try and leave the food in a cat proof feeding station or the local cats/foxes will get to it first! There are lots of feeding station ideas within other threads on the forum.
Hope that helps and fingers crossed you get some hogs visiting very soon!