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    How do I stop slugs from going into my hog box?

    #29378

    Is not an easy thing to do. Most here don`t like slugs eating the hedgehogs food. But to stop it is another matter. Copper tape is supposed to work, but have never tried it. Others here may have their own ideas on how to handle it.

    #29649

    Do you mean the feeding station or nest box.
    If it’s the feeding station I wonder whether switching to dry cat food instead of cat meat might help.
    I also wonder whether putting the feed bowl in the middle of a larger tray containing sand might work. I don’t think slugs can tolerate the salt.

    #29656

    Nic

    I wouldn’t worry about the slugs. They don’t really eat that much and the hogs don’t seem to mind them. But they do only tend to come out on wet nights, so a large plant tray with sand in might work, but probably only if it’s under cover, i.e. kept dry. Sharp grit might similarly help and they aren’t supposed to like sheep’s wool but again, if wet may tolerate it. Or if you put the tray on fairly rough surfaced paving. Alternatively you could create a moat – that should stop them!

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