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Feeding & sleeping

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    I just wondered if I need two separate houses one for feeding and one for sleeping ? Or are they happy doing both in one house ?


    Food and sleep should definitely be in different places! The food doesn’t need to be in a house unless protecting it from pesky cats etc.


    Hi Amanda,

    With our experienced manufacturing hedgehog habitats and feeding stations. We would recommend you use different products for each, i.e a feeding station for feeding and a hedgehog house for sleeping and hibernation. We have found this to work as hedgehogs can be quite messy eaters so having the food in a different area of sleeping can sometimes work great for keeping the hedgehog houses clean and hygienic. If you wish to purchase any hedgehog or feeding stations products please check out our website below, we offer a wide range of products for the wildlife from food, feeding accessories and habitats for all the wildlife.

    I hope this helped you 🙂

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    Hi Amanda

    I agree with WilliamC. Ideally have separate places for each, although, as he says, there’s no need to have a food box if you aren’t pestered by cats. Many of my hog visitors prefer feeding in the open, but I usually leave some in a box as well. I use small tables with Perspex sheeting for dining out of doors when it’s raining – hasn’t been much of a problem this Summer!

    Having said that, hogs being hogs are just as likely to decide to set up home, or at least over-day accommodation, in your feeding box, as they have with mine on more than one occasion!

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