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Hedgehog in feeding station in middle of day

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    Just gone to clean out feeding station to find a hedgehog in there.
    At first I thought it was asleep but when I closed the lid and watched from a distance, it uncurled, turned round, curled up again then uncurled & had a drink and has gone exploring the garden.

    I’m a bit concerned about it being out in the day but doesn’t seem hurt or ill so not sure if i should’ve put it in a box & called someone. What should I do if I see it again?



    I suggest you put it into a high sided box and get it looked at by a carer. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. It won’t cause any harm to the hog


    It could be a new mum with hoglets in the nest! They will come out at weird times of day to drink/eat when they can get a break from the ankle-biters. Unfortunately a lot of new mums do get “rescued” for being out in the day and that of course abandons the hoglets 🙁

    There’s no sure fire way to tell but if it’s behaving normally and moving with purpose then it suggests a new mum. Ill hogs during the day tend to be staggering or sunbathing and not behaving normally at all. There are no guarantees though because hedgehogs are very adept at looking ok when they definitely aren’t!

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