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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Signs that a female may be nesting? Reply To: Signs that a female may be nesting?


Hi everyone. For several weeks an adult hedgehog has been sleeping in my hog house during the day, and coming out every night to feed, but he/she hasn’t used the house for the last 5 days. A hog has visited the garden at least 2 nights since this “disappearance”, but I get the feeling he’s not my regular, as his behaviour seems quite different. I leave a variety of foods in a feeding station, and also extra mealworms in a dish in another part of the garden, and everything has always been eaten every night. However, this most recent visitor has eaten only the mealworms in the dish – don’t think he goes into the feeding station, as the mealworms and all other food in there is untouched. Also, he’s visited in the early hours instead of the usual 9 – 10 p.m. slot. Really hope my regular’s okay, although of course I’m delighted to have any hogs at all. I’m feeling slightly reassured by what Nic says about them wandering off and then returning, but if this is a new boy, am wondering if he’d move into a nest made by another hog. Does anyone know if they do this?