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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Loss of Appetite Reply To: Loss of Appetite

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Nic

Hi Dizzydog

I sometimes think they just like to keep us guessing! But it may be that they are finding more ‘wild’ food. Also if they have been ‘courting’ they may just not have had time to eat the cat food and one may have just eaten the bird food because it was nearer (?). I would try to make sure they don’t get too much bird food, though, as it isn’t that good for them nutritionally.

I find, sometimes the males seem to go walkabout and stop visiting every night. Then I may have visits from other male hogs who only visit occasionally. They have a bigger range than the females, so may be concentrating on other parts of their normal range. So it could be different hogs having different preferences. Maybe you have had more hogs visiting than you realise!

Having said that, the hoglet here who was eating kitten biscuits most of the winter, changed quite happily to hog food and chose it in preference to the kitten biscuits.

Hedgehog