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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Any room for a hedgehog near BN16- West Sussex Reply To: Any room for a hedgehog near BN16- West Sussex


I am a foster carer with Warwickshire Hedgehog Recue and have released a number of hogs into hedgehog houses since July. One stayed for a few weeks, one stayed for a week and a couple didn’t stay one night. None have chosen to over winter in a house although they do occasionally come back for food. I feel that having been cared for in a hutch they are just pleased to get their freedom and they seem to prefer making their own way and finding their own nests. Understandable really. I still prefer to release them into a house so that they have somewhere to stay if they need it but I think their instincts kick in and they go wandering. I’ve got 6 hogs at the moment, some over 600g but I’m finding, particularly in the outdoor hutches, their weight goes up and down quite a lot which seems to be linked to how cold it’s been overnight. I’m not keen to release them until their weight is stable and not during this cold snap.