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Home Forums Champions’ chat Hibernation early this year. Reply To: Hibernation early this year.

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Hi LeonRoskilly

Whilst hibernation can vary a bit from hog to hog and year to year, in general males will hibernate from September and females a bit later, but pretty much from October, unless they happen to have a late litter when they may hibernate later.

There will always be some that don’t fit in with the norm and hoglets (both male and female) are quite likely to hibernate later than the adults. So some hoglets, especially if they are later hoglets may not hibernate until December and some not at all.

So, hoping that both of those had the necessary, two types of fat, I wouldn’t worry about them hibernating in October. If they had been in captivity for a while, they are likely to be more chunky than one who has remained in the wild.

The weather may affect hibernation to some extent, but it isn’t the only factor. Otherwise some of the males wouldn’t be choosing to hibernate in September when the weather is usually a bit better than later on.

Fingers crossed that both of those as well as all hogs everywhere have a successful hibernation. Good luck.