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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 Granny7

It depends whether the hogs were male or female. Male hogs tend to hibernate a fair bit earlier than females regardless of the weather and availability of food. If females have had young it takes quite a bit out of them and they have to wait until the young ones go it alone to have a chance to put on weight for hibernation. Hoglets are often the last to hibernate and some don’t hibernate at all.