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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings 4 dead babies in this garden this morning Reply To: 4 dead babies in this garden this morning


Hello! I have experience with hog and I hope this answer helps-
If you just saw them all near each other untouched, uninjured, it’s likely they died due to the temperature or an illness. The mother hog will likely have 1-2 living babies in her nest, if not- hedgehogs are resilient and will give birth to a second litter if their first one has failed, if she gives birth later in the year I suggest you take extra care with the autum juveniles as without intervention they may not survive winter because thy were born later. If this is the case, as soon as they emerge please them kitten kibble, people do say don’t feed hedgehogs milk but a a young age they benefit from lactose reduced kitten formula milk. Do consider laying out nest material in late autumn, put out a hedgehog box and you can create large sheltered gaps and places for them to fill with nesting stuff in Preparation for the upcoming winter