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Finding a nest?

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    Last week, I saw 2 hedgehogs in the back garden. We put out some turkey cat food and they had a nibble. Came back a couple days later again, having a drink from the water bowl we out out. I’ve ordered a hedgehog house for one or more to set up in, but ham conflicted because I wanted to do some clearance in my garden. I’m more than happy to leave some parts wild, but I need to have a couple dead conifers removed. What’s the best way of checking to see if their nest is in the overgrown disaster that is the corner of my garden?
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    Kae

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    Nic

    Hi ArchaeoKae

    If the work has to be done, all you can really do is check very carefully beforehand or as you go along and if you find signs of a nest leave the area around it until you are sure that the hedgehogs have moved out. You shouldn’t disturb the actual nest to see what’s inside because a Mother hedgehog might desert or kill her offspring if they are still very young and she is disturbed. If you think a Mother hedgehog has deserted her young or if you see very tiny hedgehogs nearby on their own, you will need to take advice from a hedgehog rehabilitator. You can get the number of your nearest one by ringing BHPS on 01584 890801.

    You might like to speak to a rehabilitator in advance – they may be able to give you more comprehensive guidance. Better to to be safe than sorry.

    Good luck.

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