Your Garden Hedgehogs

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Thu May 23, 2019 5:05 pm

Very good Jacksparrow. The food intake here has gone down, so no need to put out so much.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:19 am

Down to just one or two hedgehogs now. Not had any coming in to front door feeder for several days . Can get like that this time of the year.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:11 pm

Just been out with the camera for small plot. Two hedgehogs there by the feeder. One medium and the other a large one. So I have at least two visiting.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:37 pm

For the first time since I've been setting the trailcam I have failed to get a photo of a Hog. The fox arrived and 3 cats.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 pm

during this recent bout of very wet weather I have been leaving the Hog food undercover on my back patio. I know they go there all the time so finding the food is not a problem and they are happier in the dry. Last night during a particularly heavy downpour a pair of them turned up and made a heck of a racket huffing and puffing and the occasional grunt. They did eat some of the food but spent more time pestering one another. They stayed for over an hour but I went to bed so it could have been longer. :hedgehog: :hedgehog: :fence:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:33 am

Wouldn't you think that in this unseasonal monsoon season hedgie food like slugs, snails were in super-abundance? and reliance on human kindness was unnecessary, or at least less essential.
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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:14 pm

Slugs are only a very small percentage of what they eat Placi. Worms and beetles are a high percentage. Don't know if they eat snails.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Yeah, right :rolleyes: - maybe I meant 'worms' instead of 'snails' :doh:. But amyway, same thing applies to worms in damp weather. My blackbirds have been having a field day.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:16 pm

None of my feeders are being used at the moment, so I am putting the food under the hedge. All gets eaten.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by j0nh22 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:49 pm

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