Accessibility Homepage Skip navigation Sitemap


Register and log in to gain access to our forums and chat about everything 'hedgehog'!

Thank you for looking to contribute to the Hedgehog Street forum. Please note that when submitting replies or posts, these are run through our spam-checkers, so there may be a slight delay in your posts appearing, and reflecting in the forum post details below. However, if you think anything has gone awry please contact us.

The views and opinions expressed in this forum do not necessarily represent the views of PTES or BHPS.

My lodger

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
  • #11465

    We have had a hedgehog living under our garden shed for the last 2 years or more. He is very pampered, fresh water and nibbles every night all covered so it doesn’t get wet or stolen by our cats. When I look out of my window to check on the little chap (or lass) sometimes I see that we have 2 hedgehogs eating, could they be mates or just a passing hedgehog?
    Hoping in the next few days to buy a camera so I can film all their antics, placing the camera near their entrance in case one day I might see some babies, fingers crossed.

    Avatar photo

    Hi Shaza

    It’s good to hear you have a hog living under your shed.

    The hedgehogs won’t be mates, as such. They are solitary animals but tend to come together around the food we put out for them. Youngsters often seem to like to share bowls with another hog, either an adult or another hoglet and adult females will sometimes share. Males on the other hand, don’t normally share with another male but they may eat in the same general area, if the bowls are spread out. It depends a bit on the male. The more dominant ones are more likely to roll up any other males in the vicinity.

    I have found in the past that some females will tolerate certain other females but not others, so I suppose it could be said that they were, sort of, mates, but it’s also possible that they could be related, i.e. sisters or mother and grown up daughter.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.