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2 maybe 3 young hedgehogs in garden

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings 2 maybe 3 young hedgehogs in garden

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    I have occasionally seen adult hogs in my garden. I was hanging out my washing at lunchtime and there were 2 small hogs wandering around in my bushes at top of my garden.
    They both looked OK but I was worried as I thought it was odd seeing them out in daytime.
    There is plenty of dried leaves and a compost pile nearby which they seem to to be moving near to.
    I have put out some water, few mealworms and some dry cat biscuits.
    My neighbour says he has seen 3 little hogs wandering around in his garden.

    I don’t want to go too near them in case they are still with mum. Any advice would be great
    Thank you

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    Nic

    Hi paul2louise

    It is odd seeing them out in the daytime. My suggestion would be to contact your local carer and discuss it with them. You can give them much more precise information that we can get on the Forum. You can get the number of your local carer from BHPS 01584 890801.

    Water and cat food is a good idea, but not mealworms. Although hedgehogs love them, they have very poor nutritional value for them and also have a calcium and phosphorous ratio that means it can lead to calcium being leached from the bones. I would suggest, though offering wet cat/dog food as opposed to dry, if they are youngsters and there is a possibility they might be malnourished and/or dehydrated.

    Hope all goes well. Let us know how you get on.

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