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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog autumn juvenile Reply To: autumn juvenile


Last winter I fed hedgehogs every night outside all through the winter. I have a camera rigged up by the feeding station. This year I have at least four September born hoglets all seen feeding together. They know where to come for food as I have encouraged them all through the year with mealworms (when there is plenty of natural foods around) and hedgehog biscuits and water but stop giving them mealworms in the autumn these young ones don’t hibernate the adults have all hibernated. I have plenty of places for them to go for shelter eight hedgehog homes and plenty of woodpiles. I think if you normally put food at a feeding station you should carry on for the ones that are too young to hibernate. You shouldn’t assume all hedgehogs hibernate because I was surprised by my findings last year.