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Home Forums Champions’ chat Hedgehogs in front garden Reply To: Hedgehogs in front garden

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Hi Nick

If you’re worried about the roads, the ideal thing is to try to encourage anyone you can in the area to have hog holes in their fences/walls and create a hog highway. That way the hogs have more available habitat without having to go on the roads.

Sadly, though, roads are a perennial problem for hogs which it is hard to avoid, but if the hogs have been visiting your garden anyway eating the remains of bird food it’s probably a good idea to offer them cat/dog/hog food or cat/kitten biscuits. Most bird food is not too good for hogs – including sunflower hearts and peanuts. So you will be doing them a favour offering them some better supplementary food than they are finding under the bird feeders.

There’s some information about feeding in this link, together with a couple of ideas for cat deterring feeding stations.

Good luck. Hope all goes well.