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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?


Your hog is almost certainly making a nest and this behaviour suggests she’s in the latter stages of pregnacy. You are very lucky to have her in your garden with babies.
Once she gives birth she will stay with the hoglets for the first couple of days but then she will come out for food and most importantly water. Some come out even earlier than that
The female will often leave the hoglets and go and rest up nearby. I suspect that in the small nest it can often get too hot for them. Baby prickles are extremely sharp also.
Hoglets can often be ‘rescued’ by well meaning people thinking mum has abandoned them when in fact she’s in the area.
This is also the time that she may be spotted out during the daytime looking for food
If you can give food and water in a nearby, but not too close locations as you don’t want to attract other hogs, then this will be very helpful for her.
The more time she can spend with the babies feeding the more likely that most will survive the first few weeks