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Five sightings one night! Excited

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    I suspected a while ago that I may be getting the odd visitor so decided to invest in some hog food and low and behold I had many visitors..first night poss 1 sighting and then 3 seen and the most exciting viewing was on the fourth night I had five! As much as this amazes me I’m also quite anxious of them getting run over! Does anyone else feel like this? My plan is to make a house and situate in my front garden under a hedge..and I will continue feeding them. Sadly I saw 2 roadkill today..makes me feel sad. Any tips of feeding..what they like most. All petshops have run out at the moment so making my own mix up,peanuts chopped, mealworms and sunflowers.


    How lovely you have so many visitors. Sadly road kill is too frequent. The best for the hedgehogs is easy access into all gardens so that they don’t need to cross roads. We have made holes under our gravel boards which works well.
    RE Food- DO NOT feed peanuts,sunflowers or meal worms. The hedgehogs LOVE these but they are not good for them and can cause brittle bones. They can also become addicted and need to be weaned off. Specialist hedgehog food like Spikes or ARK (online) hedgehog food or good quality meat flavoured cat/kitten/dog food. Wet or dry though I have found that wet food has attracted foxes in the past. It is also very important to leave out shallow dishes of water. A dehydrated hedgehog can not eat. I am not an expert but that is what I have learnt from this site.
    Hope that helps.
    Have fun with the hedgehogs they are a delight to watch.

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