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Home Forums Champions’ chat What video cameras would people recommend for watching hedgehogs Reply To: What video cameras would people recommend for watching hedgehogs

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Hi Maggsy

Really pleased to hear how you have made your garden more hedgehog friendly. It is much better for the hogs to be able to find as much wild food as possible. I agree with you about the hogs being suitably wary of us humans. We are predators after all.

I’m not much good with cameras – one of mine packed up after 6 months and I haven’t replaced it yet! However, I watch the hogs from inside the house – using it as a sort of hide. I leave the outside light on (not all that bright) and the inside light off, in the area I am in, and watch through the window. Whilst I found the footage on the cameras interesting, and wouldn’t want to be without a cam now, it comes a very poor second to watching the hogs in real time – especially if you are interested in their behaviour. I put the hogs’ bowls at a distance that I can watch through binoculars so can get a really close up view of them. It means I can watch behaviours without having to worry about the hogs going out of range of the cam, the most interesting behaviour being between videos, etc. But the cam is a useful back up.

Hope you have better luck with a cam than I did!