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Hi Emily

I would put a small amount of bedding in the box – to give them the idea, but leave most of it outside. Many hogs seem to like doing their own interior decorations and have been known to empty out what someone has helpfully put in a hog house for them! If you have any dried leaves, I would leave them nearby as well – they sometimes like having a bit of variety in their bedding.

When it comes to bedding for hibernation (later on) they quite like long grasses as well as leaves, to help weave everything together.