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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Hedgehog seen in the morning – could this be a problem? Reply To: Hedgehog seen in the morning – could this be a problem?


I have a fairly small garden with 3 hog houses that are regularly occupied (currently they’re all in use). The entrances to all 3 are visible from my kitchen window. When a hog ‘abandons’ its house I clean it ready for the next hog to take up residence and there is quite a turnover of hogs.

Over the years I have seen many a hog stepping outside its house during the daytime – morning and afternoon – either for a comfort break, or a drink of water or simply to stretch its legs. The hogs remain outside but fairly close to their houses for anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes. When I first saw this happening I was worried but I now believe it’s pretty normal. But maybe I only see all this because of the smallness of my garden.