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Hedgehogs! I’m a grandma!!!

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by Loki, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Loki

    Loki Total Gardener

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    4C48D075-645A-46F9-8E61-3ED785B10D69.jpeg79A54EB3-C27C-4B10-8354-B5DDA1A5E281.jpegAF449A4C-B71D-4983-AF54-09B95D072177.jpegD03B1118-01C5-4A2B-9A80-9BC232DD5C54.jpeg Yesterday and the day before we saw 2 babies :biggrin:
    We first saw a big one a couple of months ago, since then we’ve thought it has made itself comfy under the piggy hutch :)
    Tonight...... we have 4 !!!!!
    @luciusmaximus please give me any tips or advice :love30: these things are just too cute and roaming around my decking like they own the place! :wub2:
    I’ve put water and cat biscuits out ( hope that’s ok? ) they’ve got copious amounts of hay and ivy/ dead leaves that they’ve dragged under said piggy hutch.
    What else should I do? Please help :ThankYou: in advance x
     

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    • Loki

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      Any other hog lovers? Obviously I’m not directing this to @luciusmaximus directly.
      All advice is welcomed :dbgrtmb:
       
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        Please excuse my choice of evening wear and slippers :redface: :dunno::whistle:
         
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          Still snuffing
          Hubby nearly stood on one :yikes: :nonofinger:
           
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            They are so cute! It's too bad our climate is too cold for them :)

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              My hubby seen a hedge hog in the garden the other night havent seen one for years at first i was worried if the cat might attack it but it said online that cats do tend to leave them alone i noticed the hedge hog still in garden as i noticed poo droppings so i going to make some sort of box for it for the winter i also found you a couple of links that might help loki

              1. Hedgehogs in the garden | rspca.org.uk
                www.rspca.org.uk/.../inthewild/gardenhedgehogs
                Making hedgehog homes in the garden and providing food will help hedgehogs. Juvenile hedgehogsweighing less than 500 grams during late autumn will need help to survive the winter - download our factsheet caring for autumn juvenile hedgehogs (PDF 416KB) for advice.

              2. What to Feed Hedgehogs? | 7 Best Hedgehog Foods [2019 Edition]
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                Hedgehog Food Buying Guide. Having native British wildlife in the garden is a delight. Many of us have visiting hedgehogs, whether we know it or not, and these are ...

              3. What to feed hedgehogs - Hedgehog Street
                www.hedgehogstreet.org/.../what-to-feed-hedgehogs
                ‘Hedgehogs have a propensity for eating almost anything and will readily consume high fat foods (e.g. cat food, processed meats, etc.) put out in gardens and if offered in captivity. Hedgehog metabolism is geared to the digestion of high protein invertebrate prey and unrestricted access to high-fat foodscan result in fatty liver disease, obesity and coronary complications as is seen among
                For winter
              4. The Ultimate Guide to Looking After Hedgehogs - DIY Garden
                diygarden.co.uk/wildlife/ultimate-guide-to-hedgehogs
                The Ultimate Guide to Looking After Hedgehogs ... but they need to be at least 600g in late autumn to survive a winter of hibernation. Hedgehogs will hibernate in the cold months from around November to mid March, but the odd warm day will wake them up
               
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                Don't frighten the Hedgehogs with it, Loki. very fashionable, , matching bottoms and slippers.:thumbsup::love30::nonofinger:
                 
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                  I have 3 hogs 2 small ones and a large one. I feed them dry puppy food that is meat based no fish and put a bowl of water out,made a feeding station
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                  My apologies @Loki I've just seen this. I've been on holiday and then catching up for a week on things. Your babies look so cute :wub2:. Are they still around? Difficult to be precise from the pics but they look to be around 4 -6 weeks old. In two of the pics the baby looks slightly elongated, like a mini rugby ball ?? This is usually means an under weight / dehydrated hog, which is often linked to worm burden. Has there been any sign of mum ? It's quite common for hogs to have late babies and then once mum has weaned them she disappear to hibernate leaving the babies to fend for themselves. If they are still around they will need all the help they can get.
                   
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