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Hedgehog sightings & hedgehog houses

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    Hi all,
    I had a hedgehog last year throughout the summer so I bought a hedgehog house & it did hibernate throughout the winter.
    This year I have doubled my hedgehog numbers & now have two hedgehogs, I am guessing that I need I will need another hedgehog house for the winter, but do I put it next to the other house or somewhere different in the garden.

    Also they came into contact the other night & started to make noises do hedgehogs get on with each other.


    Hi Chezzy
    I’m no expert, but from what I’ve read on the forum etc I think the general rule is to site the h/h houses in different parts of the garden. I have two hedgehog houses in my garden and whilst the houses have been very explored , the hogs haven’t moved in!
    They have taken the hay I put into the houses, for a refurb of their existing nests under a shrub and the other one under the shed!
    I have also read that hogs need to get use to the houses being in place for a while, before they will use them.
    I bought mine early hoping I would get a hoglets take up residence,, but currently both houses are unused.
    Happy hog watching


    Following this information thanks for advice given

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