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Hedgehog video diary
After the success in the back garden I decided to put some food and water out under the hedge in the front garden next to the old hog house and set a camera up to see if there’s any activity
The second night that I put food under the hedge in the front garden a cat managed to crawl under our very spiky hedge and eat most of it. I’ve now made a new feeding station, put it in the back garden and put the original one in the front garden. The cats initially tried to get into it umpteen times when I first placed the original feeding station in the back garden, then gave up after a few nights when they realised they couldn’t but now I’ve moved it into the front garden the same cats are trying again…
Hopefully they will soon get bored and look elsewhere!
I’m sure they will. I tend to leave the water dish outside (not in the above video) and the cats always have a drink from it which then triggers the camera so I always get a few cat videos but I want to leave it out incase wandering hogs want a drink but can’t work out how to get in the feeding station.
Feeding station 2 (front garden) has now had it’s first hog visitor…
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Looks like I’m going to have to make some alterations to the feeding station in the back garden…
From what I can see you just need to put a brick a hedgehog width away from the entrance and it should be good 🙂
Great footage but understand the cat is a problem. We have a slightly bigger rectangular box with 10cm diameter pipe. The entrance is on the longer side so the pipe goes into the narrower side of the box leaving a fairly small space for the hog to turn left. Had a few cats look but they can’t get in.
Thanks for the suggestions. Think I’m going to move the feeding station entrance close to the side of the decking so that the hogs can still get in from the side but a cat shouldn’t be able to.
The soil in our garden has a lot of clay in it and has baked hard with all the dry weather so I made some steps so the hogs can get into our raised beds easier where the soil is much better quality.
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