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Hi only me

Sounds like a hungry hedgehog! You don’t say whether you also provide food and water for the hogs outside (I.e. cat/dog/meaty hog food), or how it got into the house. Or how early in the morning – i.e. was it still quite dark?

If it got in through the door, I would make sure you keep the door shut. Just bear in mind that if a hog got in (regardless of how it got in), it would be extremely easy for i.e. a rat to get in. If it was through a cat flap, that is more difficult, but feeding the hog outside might solve the problem.

So if you don’t already leave food for the hog outside, that might be a good thing to do (as well as water). Cat food is fine for them, if that is what you already have. But, if the hog was out during daylight, it may have been because it was unwell. If you are ever worried about a hog, the best thing to do is to contact your nearest hog carer/rehabilitator. You will be able to discuss the situation with them in more detail than is possible on the Forum. (you can get contact details by ringing BHPS on 01584 890801 – No. also bottom left of this page).

Good luck.