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

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Hi IvanB

Yes, I think it’s a good idea to keep leaving food out. I usually leave some out for at least a week after I see the last hog.

A water source is best left available all day every day, even through winter. Hogs do arouse for periods during hibernation time and are known to sometimes even move nests. They might welcome a drink if they are up and about at those times.

Some hogs choose not to hibernate, but might slow down a bit, so it’s a good idea to look out for that too. She might yet be back out again. They sometimes like to keep us guessing, I think!

Good luck hope all goes well.