Thank you for all the responses. I do have a shed but it has a concrete base so they would not be able to nest under it. I had a peek inside my hog house yesterday and there was a nest of leaves, I didn’t disturb it so couldn’t see if there were any visitors but obviously it has been used so I will buy another house so at least they have the option.
In terms of feeding Nic, I hate to admit I do feed them mealworms, until I saw your post at the weekend regarding mealworms I hadn’t realised we shouldn’t feed them. I bought some hedgehog food but they ignore it. As it is almost the end of the feeding season I don’t want to leave them with nothing as they come every evening at the same time. I feed them for a maximum of an hour and a half as I cannot leave food unattended due to the presence of rats. The hogs then go off and find their own food. I have made a wild area where there are lots of snails, beetles etc so they do get a varied diet. The hogs do appear healthy and have grown considerably they have been visiting since they were first weaned in August so I now have a dilema, what do I do?
Next year I will only give them hog food. and keep the mealworms for the birds.
Incidentally I received a PTES appeal the other day concerning saving hedgehogs and their picture featured hedgehogs with a dish of mealworms so obviously they are not aware of the dangers either.
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