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Home Forums Hedgehog tales Why Is Hedgehog's Body Vibrating As He Enters Nest? Reply To: Why Is Hedgehog's Body Vibrating As He Enters Nest?


Hi Nic,

We definitely have two hedgehogs because hubby accidentally uncovered one hibernating. He thought one of the hedgehog nests had been vacated because we saw another coming out of the hedgehog house via our wildlife camera. So he thought he’d give one of the hedgehog nests a change of bedding but he put all bedding back carefully when he discovered sleeping hog. Plus one hog is bigger than the other. They have different personalities. The bigger one is calmer whereas the smaller one is rather skittish. We have never seen them both together; but that might be because one is hibernating and one just sleeps during the day. The bigger one only hibernated from early January to early February but is now having another stint of hibernation.

It might be just as well that they are not both active as I may have to put two feeding stations out instead of one.

Don’t think either of them have health problems. Never seen out during the day and both eat well from the feeding station (when out of hibernation).

Another strange thing they both do is use one place to do their business (side alley) near house as if they want to keep front garden and back garden droppings free! House trained hedgehogs without even trying!