Accessibility Homepage Skip navigation Sitemap


Register and log in to gain access to our forums and chat about everything 'hedgehog'!

Thank you for looking to contribute to the Hedgehog Street forum. Please note that when submitting replies or posts, these are run through our spam-checkers, so there may be a slight delay in your posts appearing, and reflecting in the forum post details below. However, if you think anything has gone awry please contact us.

The views and opinions expressed in this forum do not necessarily represent the views of PTES or BHPS.

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Irregular Visitor Reply To: Irregular Visitor

Avatar photo

Hi Doug

It might take the hogs a while to include you into their regular route if they are fairly new visitors. But also males have larger ranges than females and I find are not quite such regular visitors, in general. But there may be others feeding the hogs nearby, so that hogs may not feel the need to visit every night.

Another thing, this time of year a female could be producing/rearing young and staying closer to where her nest is.

Make sure that you provide water all day every day for the hogs. That is more important even than food. The hogs may be able to find food in the wild, but not always water. I use large but shallow plant saucers, in different places in the garden. Preferably at least some in the shade.