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    HI saw someone give this camera a good review but can’t find the post.
    Can I use rechargeable batteries in this?
    Yet again I have a broken camera.


    Hi simbo65

    The cameras I have, have all said best to use ordinary batteries. But I do use rechargeable ones. I just got through way too many of the others not to. I wonder if part of the reason is that rechargeable batteries are only 1.2v – ordinary ones 1.5v (all mine use AA batteries). Most cameras seem to require 6v. Some say they will work with only four batteries, so that rechargeable ones wouldn’t have enough v. So I always use the full 8. One of my cameras needs the batteries changing daily, but the other, where there’s less activity will sometimes last a few days.


    Thanks Nic.
    We did try normal batteries at first but they just didn’t last long enough.
    I will order a new camera later.
    Any news on your little strimmer hog?
    Cyclops won’t leave the original house although she has had a look at the new one when we put food in there to encourage her, so at least she knows it is there. I am hoping that maybe she still might use it if she does have hoglets. She has been caught in the act and we have had at least 2 males visiting the feeding station.
    I am beginning to worry because we are going away in June for 3 weeks. I am going to have 2 friends checking water and food. We have just taken delivery of gravity fed water and food containers. I’m a bit concerned the water dish might be a bit deep. What do you think the maximum depth should be? We ordered them so that they would only need to be checked every 3 days…..oh the worry of making sure they are OK!


    Hi simbo65

    Cyclops certainly seems to have a mind of her own!

    The strimmer hog is apparently doing well. The wound has healed up and beginning to shrink a bit. No spines yet, but apparently they are likely to grow again. Not surprisingly the poor hog is beginning to get restless, so presumably feeling better, but not ready for release a while yet.

    Sounds like you have made good arrangements for being away with two friends checking in. Cyclops should be fine with so many attendants! Try to enjoy your holiday!

    Re. the water dish. The most important thing is that they can get out of it if they get in. Is there anything you could rig up so that that’s the case. Alternatively is it posssible to fill the dish partly with stones/pebbles so that they can still drink between them, but would ensure no-one got stuck in there? Might help to keep it more stable, as well – but might depend on the design as to whether it’s feasible.

    I know it’s a bit short notice, but I have a large saucer 7cm deep (measured externally so slightly shallower if you substract the depth of the base). That is probably about twice the depth of my other saucers, but I have boggy plants and moss growing in it, so that if anything gets in it can just climb up the bank of plants and get out easily. I do have to clear an area of water now and then, but both birds and hogs seem to like the arrangement and the plants seem to help keep the water clear. Longer term, it’s possible you could use something similar – depending on the construction.

    Good luck. It will be interesting to hear if it works.


    Hi Nic,
    We have put a very large stone in the dish. The hedgehogs have been using it and get the water from around the stone. It would be very difficult for anything to fall in but hopefully they could climb onto the stone and get out.
    Cyclops seems to have a few gentlemen callers at the moment I think I have identified 3. I think 2 are from last year. She is still in the old house and is out and about during the night, probably on a date but always comes back to the old house at about 5. I suppose there is a possibility that she is building a nest elsewhere for babies….I live in hope!
    We now have our Crevona camera but it keeps flashing. We have it set on video only. I have sent an Email to the company to see if we are doing anything wrong. We haven’t had this with our other cameras.
    Any new news on strimmer hedgehog? Hope he is still doing OK.
    Did you watch the Channel 5 HH programme and what did you think?
    I thought it could have been more informative.

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