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hedgehog out in daylihght

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    we had a hedgehog a few days ago out briefly in the heat. We gave it water and it took shelter then went back under a large ground heather. WE have left hedgehog food and water out at night but haven’t seen it since.

    Two largish holes have appeared made by either a fox or a rat I assume. I understand that bay leaves are poisonous for rats. Are they poisonous to hedgehogs too?

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    Hi AMD

    Well done giving the hog some water. Sometimes that’s all they need, but a hog out in the open in the sun is often a danger sign that they need help. If you are concerned about a hog out in the open any time during the day, you can ring BHPS on 01584 890801 and they can give you contact details of your nearest hog carers/rehabilitators who you can discuss the precise situation with.

    Be careful that the hole hasn’t been made by a badger – badgers eat hedgehogs. I’m not sure about bay leaves, but it seems unlikely that a hog would eat them.



    Thank you. He or she had a good drink that night but has left our garden. We are still putting our makeshift feeding boxout hoping it will come back. We have filled in the holes and no more have been dug luckily.

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