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Update on hoglets – we were away for 4 weeks in October but our neighbours kept the supply of food and water going and the first night we were back, to our joy, 2 little faces appeared together at the feeding station around 8pm. Photos showed they had also put on weight although one is slightly smaller.
They are continuing to feed several times a night and are foraging in the garden as well but appearing much earlier sometimes before 6pm and we think. going to sleep for the rest of the night after midnight. We believe one of them might be using the hedgehog house we put out. They seem healthy and can run quite fast when disturbed by hearing gusts of wind tho luckily we are not getting much of that just now and our garden is well sheltered by a tall brick wall.
We are really reluctant to disturb them to weigh them but we estimate that they are 6 to 7 inches across from nose to tail. (I used the length of the feeding dish as a measure) and are nicely rounded and fat-looking. Can measurement alone give an estimate of whether they are likely to survive?
Food and water will continue to be provided at least to December. Any thoughts would be appreciated – thanks.