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Hi LizMalone,

We have a hedgehog that has moved in (this is our first experience of having a resident hog) and she has been with us since the summer (now in the hut we bought for her).

We have been seeing exactly the same thing over the past week or so. Normally, we would see her (we have some wifi cameras outside) making frequent visits in and out of the garden, popping back for a few cat biscuits about 8-10 times a night. She would normally be up just after dusk, and back in bed just before dawn.

In the past week, she has made fewer trips out, returned for a snooze in the hut more frequently, and, is eating less. She’s also getting up slightly later, and, going to bed earlier.

Last week she was also adding to her nest in the hut (though we took a sneaky look a few weeks ago when she was out, and it seemed crammed full already). Bringing leaves in, and using the hay we leave out for her.

No idea what happens next, but I’ll keep putting food out, and posting her videos up onto YouTube, which enables me to record the time she gets up and goes to bed, along with anything else she gets up to in range of the camera (like trying to take a long twig into the hut….. sideways… with obvious results)

But she’s definitely eating less, and, making fewer trips during the evening