Hi, yes, I meant the BHPS. The recommended Spike – which I’d been using for a few years already, and said they sell it themselves.
I’ll do the cleaning earlier next year, but for now I’ll be very careful. The problem is all the houses have covers over them to keep them from leaking – which they all seem to do eventually – and then lots of natural stuff on top and around. So you can’t really get to the lid to take a tiny peek without practically waking the dead. But the temperature is set to go up by the end of the week, so I may have a good little window. Certainly the food dishes were licked clean this morning, to my great relief.
For bedding I use organic hay, and then leaves outside, but in the village there is a business that makes wooden garden trugs, the obvious by-product of which is very soft wood shavings. Got a sack from them yesterday, and have put some piles outside the houses to see what the hedgies make of it. If it starts disappearing inside…
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