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Moving a hedgehog

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    We need to move one of our hedgehog houses we have a new path being laid tomorrow we plan on moving it tonight when the hedgehog is out on his nightly run does it have to be as near as possible to previous location it will still be along the back fence any advice appreciated


    If you can keep it roughly in the same place along the same fence it should be ok but you know what hogs are like when it comes to fussy! Wear gloves so it doesn’t pick up your scent and try not to disturb the inside of it. Good luck!


    I would say it depends how far you have to move it – as Williamc says – they are very particular about house location.

    An alternative would be to move him very gently, in his house during the day when asleep – we do this when soft releasing hogs after introducing them to the outside world again.

    Dusk is a better time to do it – because if they are disturbed and do emerge shortly afterwards to check out whats happening, then they aren’t subjected to daylight roaming.

    good luck – hope whatever you try it works and he decides to stay put.

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