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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Just had a hedgehog on the garden feeding 06/01/23 Reply To: Just had a hedgehog on the garden feeding 06/01/23

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Hi monkeydarling

Just to add to what scoobysue said. If the hog is very small, it would be worth weighing it. If it weighs less than 450g at this time of year it would be worth contacting your local hog carer/rehabilitator and take their advice.

Not sure if you meant the small hog was there during daylight, but if so, again, I would take advice from a carer/rehabilitator.

The much bigger hog should hopefully be ok (assuming it also is a good weight). Some hogs decide not to hibernate and that is ok as long as they have access to food (cat/dog/meaty hog food or cat/kitten biscuits) and water. Water is very important all day every day as hogs can’t always access it naturally. I agree re. the chicken bones not being good, especially if it is cooked – the bones can splinter easily.

Good luck. I hope both hogs do well.