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First time hedgehog.

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    Spotted in our garden for the first time since we moved in 12 years ago quite a large hedgehog.
    Not sure how to load a pic.



    Sorry I don’t know how to load photos either….sorry. But if the hog likes your garden it will be back, and with luck others will follow. Beware, watching them can become addictive. Just been watching hog tip over water bowl……not sure if it wanted a drink or a wash…….so cheers to you and your garden visitor.


    We too now have a Hedgepig in our garden, not seen a live Hedgehog in years, not sure how load picture either. Agree very addictive is hog watching, better than TV and very distracting from going to bed on time. Within next few weeks be making a ‘Hog Haven’, they love meal worms with a passion.

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    Hi Pink Star

    Really pleased for you that you have a hedgehog in your garden. As you say, better than TV.

    I think you can only load a picture onto the forum if it is already somewhere else on the internet. Then I think you just put the link on. You can load photos onto the gallery, though, from your computer, etc. but it sometimes takes a while for them to appear. The other way, is to put a photo on your profile, which will appear almost immediately and you can change this later if you wish to.

    I notice that you mention mealworms – and hedgehogs do love them, but we are now learning that they are not very good for them. I would recommend that you look at the post at
    on this forum and follow the link. It shows a video with a vet explaining why mealworms (but this also applies to sunflower hearts and peanuts) are not good for hogs because of the ratio of phosphorous to calcium. Please help spread the word and feed the hogs either hedgehog food (there are many varieties around these days) or cat/dog food. This is especially important at this time of year when there are hoglets beginning to appear and feed themselves. They are prone to becoming addicted to mealworms and probably even more at risk from eating them.

    Good luck with the hedgehog there and your hog haven. If there is one hedgehog visiting, there may well be others around as well.


    I moved here a long time ago and I regularly saw our little friends in the garden or crossing across the street but then suddenly none to be seen. I was surprised last year when I came across one in a mound of leaves under a bush sleeping and just covered it again and left it. I have been watching for signs ever since and only just saw one two nights ago crossing the road. I am glad I saw an article in an old Country Living magazine yesterday about the Hedgehog Community and hope I can help. It would be nice to see more of them about. 🙂

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