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Do Hedgehogs gradually stop feeding before hibernating?

Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Do Hedgehogs gradually stop feeding before hibernating?

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    I have a hedgehog in the garden that has been feeding regularly every night with food I put out for him (I think its a male). I know he sleeps in my greenhouse in an old bag that has bits of basket liners in it. He has started to miss the odd night feeding. Does this mean he is getting ready for hibernation? I have an outdoor wild life trail camera to watch him so I know if he is around. I leave the greenhouse door open a little all the time so he gets air and can get out. Any ideas?


    Hi Bessie,

    Our visitors sometimes do not eat so much, particularly if it has been cold or wet, but they come back once the weather has passed. At least you know where he is and can monitor what he is doing. Our visitors are still very much around although one adult is starting to ease off the food a bit.


    I have the same thing sure hog is still around (footprints etc) but often misses eating I was wondering whether they taper off before hibernating… Will keep searching for information 🙂


    We had hoggies feeding at our feeding station all through the wintertime apart from 3 nights even when the temperature was -6. Keep feeding some wake up. Also we put the water inside the Feeding box so it doesn’t freeze.

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