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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Too early for hibernation? Reply To: Too early for hibernation?


We have a hog in residence in our garden (we bought a hut for her)

Last night she went into the hut just before midnight, but did not get up again.

We have a wifi camera pointing to the hut, so I can review the footage through the night. Normally, she’ll snooze for an hour or two, and then get up for a snack and a wander.

Last nights behaviour, of not getting back up again, is new to us (this is our first year of having a resident hog). I watched all the footage from when she went into the hut, to dawn this morning, so I know she’s definitely in there.

We’ll still keep putting out food and water, but her visits to the food bowl have tailed off considerably in the last week, and now she appears to be sleeping a lot more.