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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Coming up for air Reply To: Coming up for air

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It’s fairly well known that hogs do emerge from hibernation for short periods and are even known to build new nests during the course of hibernation. So it’s a good idea to be vigilant throughout the winter, whether the pressure is high or low, in case an hogs could do with a top up of food. Although it seems likely (bearing in mind that hogs haven’t always had humans providing food for them) that these emergences mid hibernation are built in to the fat amounts they need to lay down before embarking on hibernation.

Water should be left out all day every day, including winter. If possible during winter, it’s best to leave some water where it’s less likely to freeze as solid, maybe near the house.

Hibernation is a complex thing and it’s likely that both going into hibernation and emerging from it are triggered by a combination of factors.

A nice treat for you to see some hogs mid-winter!