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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Little Hog Back Feeding Reply To: Little Hog Back Feeding

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Hi Sarah75

The hoglet may have moved temporarily somewhere else and come back because it knew you were a good source of food. Although it could be a different hoglet – some of them look very alike when they’re young and this is a time of year when hoglets can appear as if out of nowhwere.

If it’s really small it might be a good idea to weigh it and take advice from your local hog carer/rehabilitator. (you can get contact details from 01584 890801)

But if you think it’s big enough, do keep offering food and water – I would continue offering food, even if it disappeared again for a while. Some hogs, especially hoglets decide not to hibernate at all so the food and water you offer could be a lifeline.

Good luck