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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings The Return of the Hogs Reply To: The Return of the Hogs


Hi Nic,

Thank you for your reply. Although I did have 2 hogs visiting during April/May last year looking at my own notes it wasn’t really until the start of June that i had a profusion of hogs turn up so here’s hoping!

I think the one i have visiting is a male and, picking up on your point about dashing off, i was watching it and suddenly the snout went in the air, had a good sniff and it shot off like a bullet (it never ceases to amaze me how fast they can move when they want too). I didn’t see any threat turn up so I hoped it was a lady hog that got its attention but I didn’t see it after that until the next night and it wasn’t letting on about what happened!

As for food I have bought Wild Things hedgehog food (apparently made for happier hogs to give them a balanced diet) which is a poultry based nugget with dried fruit and nuts as well as vitamin additives which the hog munches on quite happily and seems to love them.

I see some people put out fresh banana for their hogs. i have never tried this but do you know if is this is a good food for hogs and is it worth giving it a go?

If I (hopefully) see hoglets later in the year I will stop the mealworm supplement. I do see the hog snuffling under my bird feeders (as well as a wood mouse which gets surprisingly close to the hog) which contain sunflower hearts, as the birds often drop them on the floor, but I doubt there are enough to get to worried about and it would be hard to try and pick them up before each dusk anyway.