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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Help! Two Hedgehogs & a Nervy Newb (long) Reply To: Help! Two Hedgehogs & a Nervy Newb (long)


Hello again
Just thought I’d update now I’ve had the Hedgies a couple of weeks.

The first couple of days leaving food in two separate stations, one station where food was being eaten (but mouse activity noted) and one where only wet cat food was eaten. We then got a camera which triggered about 6 videos on the first night and 5 of them were of cats! Putting their heads in the non-mousey station and nicking the food. The 6th video was a fleeting glimpse of a hedgehog walking by.

So, we attached a drain pipe to the entrance of the “cat” station and for two nights none of the food in there was touched. No videos either. I nearly posted on here to ask if it was normal for them to avoid new things but I thought it probably was and I should wait a bit longer. Last night some food was finally taken from there, hopefully by a hedgehog.

The other feeding station is an upturned fish crate and the cats can’t fit in there. Now also getting some good video of the hedgehogs. Last night was the best ever. 7 videos and only one of a cat, walking past the food stations then going next door (good riddance).

One hedgehog has a widows peak and the other has a smooth semi-circle shaped hairline, I don’t know which is which though.

So I’m quite content now, they’re both still alive and eating the food. Still don’t have footage of either one exiting or entering their houses, though. I don’t want to look inside in case they’re using them and would be stressed by me taking the roof off!

Thanks again, it’s nice to know there are good people here, willing to help if needed.