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Agressive Hog in garden

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    Put food out this evening and a little hog has been eating. Suddenly a bigger hog appeared and was really agressive.. The small one curled up and the big one scoffed the food head butted the smaller one and ran off,.
    I put a bit more food out for the little one.. but the crunching attracted the big hog back.. and he chased the little one away …
    is this normal behaviour and how can I feed them both,,,


    Hello laurabiding ,
    I’m not a hedgehog expert or anything like that this is just from the experiences that I have had with hedgehogs in my garden

    We have about 3 or 4 regulars that come in our garden most nights but we occasionally get a few odd ones that will just come and get a snack and we wont see them again.

    We used to only have one bowl and we watched the hedgehog we had through our window eating he food but then another one came along and was head butting him out the way. He ran off and the other one ate all the food

    The next night we put another bowl out and that really helped because they would just eat the food and wouldn’t fight and it was so nice to watch.

    As I said Earlier I’m not a hedgehog expert this is just from the experience I’ve had so your probably will be best to wait for the experts but I thought I’d send this just in case it helped you Hope you find a solution , good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hi laurabiding

    It’s quite normal for male hogs to biff each other and even a more dominant one roll the other one up and push it along. It’s better to have more than one bowl and you could try putting them further apart, but that might not necessarily work. But you could try putting some food in another part of your garden. But otherwise the less dominant one may just learn to visit at a time when the other one isn’t there.

    Quillshoggie. You might find that when there were two hogs there not fighting that they were either a male and female or two females.


    Hello nick,
    I think they were a male and female as you said because we’ve only been getting one coming into our garden so maybe they have mated and the female has gone off to have her babies – our neighbour has decking and there’s a hole in our fence that leads under the decking and before one of them disappeared we saw it taking some debris through the hole so hopefully we will have some hoglets coming to visit soon ๐Ÿ™‚


    Sorry I meant to โ€œ Nicโ€ ๐Ÿ™‚

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