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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Signs that a female may be nesting? Reply To: Signs that a female may be nesting?

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Hi Herbie7036

I can’t be sure as to the reason, but, one possibility is that the hog may have decided that it hasn’t finished with hibernation yet. Hogs will emerge during the course of hibernation and replenish, or even move nests.

But maybe it just wanted it to be a bit more cosy for spending the day, when the weather is still quite cold in the very early mornings.

It seems a bit early for a hog to be making a birthing nest and would not be ideal using an previously used nest – due to the potential of external parasites.