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Home Forums Hedgehog tales Where’d they go??? Reply To: Where’d they go???

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Hi hedgie 59

I’m not sure who you mean by the Hedgehog Preservation people. Do you mean BHPS? If so, what they say on their web site is:

To supplement their diet in the wild, please offer hedgehogs either a good quality meaty hedgehog food, meaty cat or dog food or dry biscuits for cats.

Only ever offer water to drink.

This is Hedgehog Street’s information re. feeding:

Yes, I think the advice about cleaning out hog houses can be a bit late. Some male hogs start hibernating in September. It isn’t ideal to open a box which might have a hog in it, but if you open the lid very carefully just a tiny bit, to have a peek, it would probably be ok. Might be better than potentially leaving parasite eggs in there and a hog deciding to build a nest in there later on. Hopefully no-one will be using it yet.

Good luck. Hope all goes well.