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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog What to do for a wild hedgehog when moving house? Reply To: What to do for a wild hedgehog when moving house?

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Hi Rebecca

That’s tricky if you think the new owners won’t want to help the hogs. Hopefully they’ll change their minds when they realise that they don’t do any harm – just potentially help keep the slugs down. As well as being really cute in real life! I think it’s a good idea of Celeste’s to leave some leaflets, photos, etc. for the new owners.

Hopefully someone else in the area is already looking out for the hogs, but if I were you, as a precaution, I’d try to ask around to see if any neighbours will leave some water for the hogs – and maybe offer a bit of supplementary feeding too. The hedgehogs will not mind if it is in a nearby garden instead. They are foragers so will look around for other food/water even if the source you provided stops. But, the more people that will leave water out for them, the better.

Good luck with your move and fingers crossed for some new hoggy friends when you get there.