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    I have a hedgehog that has just started building a nest in my hedgehog house! Is it too early for them to be preparing for hibernation or could it be a female preparing to give birth? I’m not sure how far in advance of either of these activities they start their nest building. Thanks.

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    Hi Steph 55

    It could potentially be either. Hibernation nests may be built a bit in advance and a hog may build more than one.

    It is late for a female to be giving birth, but some do produce quite late, as we can tell from all the youngsters who end up too small for hibernation every year. If a hog is building a nest for birthing, it is likely to be nearer the time. Sometimes females can still be seen busily building their nests in the early mornings.


    Thanks Nic. I will keep an eye out and see what happens!

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