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


Hi Granny 7, i live in Glasgow Scotland and 10 days ago we had a really cold icy few nights and I believe this triggered hibernation in Glasgow Scotland, apart from one hedgehog who visits nighly and is constantly in and out the feeding station to eat and he she is a good size now but he/ she I believe is a baby and has gained so much weight now but for some reason he or she has not started to hibernate.. I suppose in your situation it would depend where you live and how cold it is in your area now and also i think it comes down to the hedgehogs weight and i also believe its to do with lack of natural food that triggers hibernation, im sure someone will correct me if im wrong! Was your hedgehogs visiting and eating every night at your feeding station, did they all disappear at once or a slow decline in numbers? If they visited every night and ate then maybe that have went into hibernation my friend.. hopefully someone with more knowledge will answer you soon! Scotland is super cold right now., like freezing temperatures! and im surprised this one hedgehog has not hibernated yet! Although im am happy to see him and know hes safe living under decking next door garden and come to feed in my feeding station, although i do have hedgehog houses but with me feeding birds and the starlings constantly screaming & fighting shouting i dint think i would like to hibernate close to that racket those Starlings make… lol.. Hope you get your answers soon my friend… Xx