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Five star Hog diner in Dorchester.

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    I have at least seven little piggies visiting nightly and have been feeding them for two summers now. I use a feeding station and put out a mix of sunflower hearts/meal worms/hedgehog biscuits/ hedgehog wet food/ fresh raw mince sometimes/apple and banana and an occasional whipped egg. I also always put out fresh water nightly. My friends joke about the variety of dishes I put out and have just bought me a tiny blackboard which they said I should write the menu on! :0)
    I also have two hog houses, one which was used for hibernation last year and new one which is being used to sleep in during the day. I’ve seen as many and nine different hogs in one night and three of my neighbours in the same street are also feeding different hogs.

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    Nic

    Hi Arthurlla

    I am pleased to hear that you have hogs visiting there. I would, though, recommend that you read https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/forums/topic/what-to-feed-hedgehogs-the-danger-of-too-many-mealworms/

    My advice, for the benefit of the hedgehogs, is that you cut out everything except the hedgehog biscuits and hedgehog wet food, and gradually cut down on the mealworms to eventually giving them only a very few. The hogs really don’t need to have a wide choice of diet and they and their teeth will be healthier for restricting it to the foods which are good for them. Hopefully healthier hogs will lead to more hoglets?!

    It must be nice to have neighbours who are also interested in hedgehogs. Please pass the word on about healthy eating for hogs. Good to hear you are providing accommodation as well. You are lucky having a hog hibernating in one of your hog houses.

    Good luck with the hogs. I hope you continue to have many happy hours hedgehog watching.

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