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How do hedgies cope with change?
- This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 3 years ago by stef.
I’m pretty new here, and although we’ve had hedgehogs in our garden for years, I’m also new to regularly feeding them, having a trail camera set up and changing the garden into a very hedgehog friendly area. This mainly included cutting down some dead mess – and the hedgehogs (at least 3) didn’t really mind. Now we had to cut down 2 shrubs to keep the neighbour happy. It hasn’t changed the garden that much, but suddenly only one hog makes an appearance at night.
I’m afraid that the other 2 (or more?) have taken offence!
Then again, I don’t think there is anyone around here feeding them. Hopefully they’ll be back – or have I chased them off for good? I was hoping to see baby hogs!
Of course, I hope that they are happy and healthy somewhere else.
Any experiences with changes in your garden???
Very unlikely to have anything to do with the shrubs. This is the breeding season. If you had females they may have had babies. They will often stay with the babies for a couple of days before venturing out
The males may have moved on to look for new females
Either way, don’t stop feeding
It’s not common to see baby hogs in your garden until they come to weaning stage
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