Accessibility Homepage Skip navigation Sitemap


Register and log in to gain access to our forums and chat about everything 'hedgehog'!

Thank you for looking to contribute to the Hedgehog Street forum. Please note that when submitting replies or posts, these are run through our spam-checkers, so there may be a slight delay in your posts appearing, and reflecting in the forum post details below. However, if you think anything has gone awry please contact us.

The views and opinions expressed in this forum do not necessarily represent the views of PTES or BHPS.

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

Avatar photo

Hi Ghunter9

Don’t worry, if the hogs wanted to use the box being used for feeding, for nesting in, they would likely just start building a nest on top of the food!

It might be useful for you to have another box, so they had a choice, but some hedgehogs decide not to hibernate at all. If they don’t hibernate, just keep providing food and water for them. Maybe a bit more food than usual as they will be relying on it more, with less wild food around.

But to build a nest, it’s really important that they have lots of material around which they could build a nest with. i.e. medium sized leaves, long grasses, etc. A box is really only a structure within which they can build a nest. They would still need to build that nest within any box.

Good luck with the hogs – hope they all do well.