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    At least one large hedgehog and 3/4 little ones coming into neighbours garden. We have cut down our fence so they can roam freely. Some crossing road which is a bit of a concern.


    Hi Crystal 12, congratulations, wish I could see some little ones, my 3 girls have disappeared to God knows where! I am trying not to worry but like you, its terrifying to know they cross at least 3 roads here. We have 20mph, but no one takes any notice with cars racing around the streets. Two weeks ago we had 4 different coloured fast cars roaring round with exhaust pouring out the same colour as the cars! Horrendous. Poor animals, I don’t know how they survive. Food and rain water put out for them will help make them feel welcome. If your really into this consider a hog house for shelter as well. If your DIY skills are reasonable I’m sure you would enjoy making one. Best wishes.

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    Hi Crystal12

    Really good to hear you have hogs there! It’s brilliant that they can roam freely between yours and your neighbours garden. The ideal thing for them is if you can get even more people nearby to link their gardens. Hogs can travel up to 2 miles a night, so they need more space than we might imagine.

    If loads of gardens are linked (it would be nice if they all were!) there is less need for the hogs to cross roads to find suitable habitat. So that is a really good way to help them and so easy.

    If you don’t leave water out for them already, a source of water all day every day is good. I use wide, but shallow plant saucers, not so deep that a hoglet can get stuck. The wider the better – hogs are very clever at tipping water bowls, etc. over – why walk round a bowl of water when you can walk across it!

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