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Getting fatter ?

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    Are pregnant hedgehogs noticeably fatter/rounder ? I ask as my 2 very regular visitors seem to have to squeeze between pots on my terrace now. I deliberately left space for hedgies to move around these pots, now they seem to have to squeeze and need more of a gap? Possibly just increasing in size naturally – is that what happens?

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    Hi daffydil

    Hogs do tend to vary in size at different times of the year. So they will be quite small when first returning from hibernation and gradually put on weight to be a more average size. Then leading up to hibernation the adults are likely to get bigger. But they also tend to get bigger as they get older. But it’s possible there are also pregnant hogs around at the moment. It’s that time of year! Fingers crossed for some hoglets!


    Hi Nic
    Thanks for your reply. As I grow a lot of veggies in big pots I left space enough for the hogs to wander between (they seem to like the maze :)). Just this past week I saw at least one of the two regulars almost got stuck for a moment where previously there was plenty of space for it.! I have spread the pots out even more now but thought maybe recent increase in size was maybe due to pregnancy. Fingers crossed !

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