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Advice about hogletts please

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Advice about hogletts please

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    I have 2 hogletts visiting me every night. They are both around 450 grams. I’m feeding them meat based cat food and Spikes food. They are eating a huge amount and I’m topping up supplies after their first visit for their return later in the night. They also have access to a water dish. Is there anything I should be doing so they are ready for hibernation?

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    Hi Sonjadaisy

    Sounds like you are doing the right things. If they are over 450g they have a good chance to survive hibernation. There is never any guarantee, though, as it is a dangerous time for hogs. I would just keep offering them food, until they decide to hibernate. Although a few hogs decide not to hibernate and keep visiting all winter!

    You could make sure there is loads of material around in case they decide to hibernate nearby. So lots of leaves, long grasses. They prefer medium sized leaves. Hoglets seem to be naturally expert nest builders, so you can leave that to them.

    Good luck.

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