I thought I'd make another thread, as the other had become longer than expected after all the interest from your wonderful gardening selves.
I've recently spoken to my local rescue manager, Gill, who has come across research suggesting excess amounts of mealworms, sunflower hearts & crushed peanuts are rotting the hogs teeth. Instead, a meat flavoured cat or dog biscuit is recommended, as this helps condition them. Mealworms can be used as an occasional treat but not a staple of their diet.
Hedgehog feeding stations are ideal to keep cats and foxes away, follow the steps in the Youtube video below (not so sure on the music taste ) and face it towards a shed/garage/wall, with a small enough gap for the hog but nothing else. A brick on top will also help.
We should be expecting them to wake earlier this year, especially in the South due to the milder weather. Typically it's anywhere between March and April. It's the perfect time to make food available, open up hedgehog high ways in your fences & leave long grass/wood piles for beetles/heaps of garden material for nesting.
I know Tetley and many others of you on here are knowledgeable, so please don't be afraid to ask any of us questions they need all the help they can get at the moment & are a gardeners best friend.
Last edited: 20 February 2017 21:33:04