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Hi fourpads

It’s lovely to hear about the hoglet there not hibernating.

It’s great that you are providing food and water, but I would cut out the fresh chicken, banana, cheese and mealworms. The hog is better off with just the cat food. It may seem counter-intuuitive but raw chicken breast (I imagine cooked is similar) has almost as bad a calcium/phosphorous ratio as mealworms and much worse than peanuts and sunflower hearts.

Hopefully all these over-wintering hogs will have a head start when all the others return from hibernation. Won’t be long now.