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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Hibernation Reply To: Hibernation


We have had an adult visiting us all this year, having first arrived last summer. Briefly at the start of the year we had 2 adults, but that didn’t ladt long – last year’s visitor soon saw the imposter off 🙁
However, last Friday we had a young ‘un suddenly arrive, who has visited every night since. After initial protest, the adult seems to have accepted the new kid on the block, and both are still visiting every night. We are concerned that the little one may be too small for hibernation at this time, but we have been putting plenty of food down which is being gladly accepted, so hopefully he/she will gain enough weight quickly before the weather turns. Have a lovely photo of him/her eating, and quite a lot of night footage too – he/she stays around for several hours, obviously knowing that we will top up the food if needs be.
Any advice/things we should be doing other than food and water?