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    Today I have had 5 hogs sleeping in two houses, mum and two babies in one box and a massive hog and a medium one in the other box. They are all eating well at night which is great for the babies.

    Mum and babies have been here for a couple of weeks although one of the babies does end up in a house on it’s own or shacks up with the massive one now and then, is all this house hopping normal?

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    Hi Jackietb

    It does seem to be being reported more these days – hogs sharing hog houses. Whether they would share an actual nest is another matter. It could be partly shortage of potential suitable locations, but also possibly some of it may be as a result of hogs having been overwintered by carers having become accustomed to sharing. It’s possible one of the youngsters has got fed up with sharing with it’s siblings so is sneaking into another hog’s box. It isn’t so strange a Mother sharing with her young for a while, although she will probably eventually disappear to hibernate and leave them to it.

    But are you certain they aren’t two Mothers, one with two hoglets and the other with one?


    Hi Nic

    It’s a mum and two little hoglets and I think a mum and maybe an early season hoglet who is bigger.

    The mum with two little ones is here every night/day, the others go for a night or two then come back for a night or two.

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