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Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 16:14

Thank you mark56 for starting this thread I have learn't so much.

All 7 are now over 400g or what I call medium, not quite as large as the biggest ones. All this years hoglets have grown up. In Spring we have large, medium and small that way I know if I am counting different ones.

Put out 2 more hibernating boxes today in different parts of the garden half full of dry leaves, just to give them the idea, it's worked in the other 4 boxes within days. They just make there own round ball inside.

will keep putting out food and water every night, until it all slows down.

It's great  to hear that people are trying to help and do the best for our prickly friends.

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Posted: 08/11/2016 at 16:48

Thanks for enjoying this.

Over the  last couple of nights we have had a frost,  I keep putting out the food and it is still going.

Put food out tonight at 4.45 and first hh appeared within minutes.

i have 4 hh boxes for hibernating, but have counted 7 hh. do I need to put more out or will they hibernate together, they can hibernate under the summerhouse which is where some are now.

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Posted: 01/11/2016 at 16:45

1Runnybeak1.  The little doorway leads into a overgrown area of car park, which is very quiet.

They run in there if they need to.

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Posted: 31/10/2016 at 20:18


Thank you all for your kind words, this one is going under the plant stand for his food.

Put out another box for hibernating last week, so thought I would check it this morning, yes he/she is fast asleep.


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Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:08

It is not Cheerios, to much sugar and salt in them.

It is Morrisons Saver complete dog food in 3kg bags and they really like it. The food bowls are filled every night and water bowls are placed nearby.

They don't eat the food if it gets wet that's why I put it in boxes.

Going out to take some more photos if I can.

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Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:53

                                                                  These photos were taken last night. Hedgehogs are feeding every night in the feeding boxes and they have also found the 3 nesting/hibernation boxes, and have filled these with leaves and are using them.  The Hedgehogs didn't hibernate last year, so I fed them all through the winter as it was so mild in the south west.               

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Posted: 27/08/2016 at 07:14

There are 3 feeding cafes around the garden, so when I found a Hedgehog eating bread off the bird tray, I wondered why, I checked and  all the cafes were full.

So now I clear the bird tray of bread and at night put out some food and water for the Hedgehog.

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Posted: 24/08/2016 at 08:01

Celadonsusan hope the Hedgehog gets better soon.

Mine are eating dried cat food, but if it gets wet they won't eat it, as the wooden Hedgehog boxes are getting rotten. I am going to get the plastic boxes and make a hole in them.

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Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:31

GWRS, it's not your imagination regularly see the male Sparrow hawk, now it's the females turn to do a fly past, she's much bigger and this is in the town centre. Couple of weeks ago saw 11 Red Kites soaring above us could not believe that, never seen so many.

The Hedgehogs have taken over, I have been putting out 5 small bowls of dried cat food in the feeding stations and it's all been going, so I wanted to check yet again, it's not cats getting in. Well, it's not, 5 Hedgehogs and 3 Hoglets all finding the feeding stations. I went out last night and counted them, and then just to make sure I wasn't counting the same ones I ran round the garden with a torch, just in case they were tricking me. 

I have found that the the Hoglets struggle with feeding and drinking from bowls as they are too high, so will now put out saucers instead.

The Hedgehogs can go through holes in the fences or under the gates to roam, if they want to.

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Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:19

Overgrown area which is very quiet.

Then coming through the fence to the garden and the feeding boxes.

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