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    I’ve been feeding hedgehogs for most of the year now but had given up hope that one would hibernate in the box. As I went to check the wildlife camera near the box this morning I noticed that a lot of leaves had been moved into the box’s doorway and there were leaves inside and the bedding had all been rearranged.

    Not sure now if I should put any food into the box or simply leave everything as it is? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi FiestaRed

    I’m not sure I am completely understanding the position, but am assuming that you mean the leaves were in the hog’s normal feeding box? If so, it sounds as if the hog may have decided to hibernate in there. They do sometimes hibernate in their feed boxes if they can’t find anywhere else they like. I would continue to leave food out, but elsewhere. It may just have wanted to make a warmer nest and still not hibernate.

    So, I would continue to offer food and definitely water (water best left available all day every day) but away from the box.

    Good luck, I hope all goes well.

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