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What I’ll do is – I’ll put a brick on the top of it – and then put brash (as in sticks and leaves on top) And just put a bit of straw in the chamber and leave a bundle outside (I have plenty of leaves scattered in the side garden, so not gonna clear them away), so there’s plenty of stuff around if Sweetpea decides she fancies staying there for a night or two.

Maybe it’s good to have the homes a bit different from each other, as I wonder if Hedgehogs are like us, and like to chose for themselves which one they like?

For me, it’s important that I hide it (apart from entrance) with brash, as I don’t want the school kids coming in and looking at what might be inside the cute little house.

For my feeding station, I’ve made a tunnel out of bricks, so they hogs have to turn left and then right to get in there. It still didn’t deter the cats though – so I had to make the hole a bit smaller – which has done the trick. My hole is 4inch rather than the recommended 5inch.

problem is, sometimes new hedgehogs that arrive, it takes them a while to work out how to get in – and there was one very small hedgehog (possibly a hoglet at that time) tried to get through the plastic as it was sniffing the bowl of dog meat, eventually it gave up and ran away – I felt terrible. I didn’t see that hoglet again, but a few weeks later the autumn juveniles turned up – so this hoglet could well have been Calvin or Sweetpea perhaps. I’d like to think so, but probably not.