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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings How much food should I leave? Reply To: How much food should I leave?

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Hi Valie

The hogs may have gone to hibernate now. Once the young ones are weaned and eating food, Mother will leave them to their own devices so don’t worry if she isn’t around. Once her responsibilities are over she will probably have concentrated on putting on weight for herself ready for hibernation.

It’s always sad to hear about any hog who has been killed on the road, but it may not be a hog who has been visiting you. Unfortunately with there being so many dangers around for hogs, it’s a worrying thing being a hog lover. All we can do is our best for them and the rest is largely out of our hands. But to make up for all that worry, they give us a lot of pleasure.

Clever hoglet rolling up when a fox approached! Just what’s needed. It won’t do any harm to give them extra food. I sometimes think they must have built in clocks – knowing when the food is put out!

Good luck with the camera.