Your Garden Hedgehogs

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:19 am

Same here, cant say I have more hedgehogs, but have been putting out extra food.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:33 pm

Busiest night so far this year. Half a dozen visits throughout the night but I think some of them are returns from earlier calls :nod: . I must get a visitors book :banana:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:43 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:33 pm
Busiest night so far this year. Half a dozen visits throughout the night but I think some of them are returns from earlier calls :nod: . I must get a visitors book :banana:
:laugh:
We can help you there ........

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:52 pm

The trailcam is still recording a steady flow of visits throughout the night. More of my food offer is being eaten which is encouraging. I have not put out any dried mealworms this year which I think disappointed some but the number of visits is now higher than when I did. :nod:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:10 pm

Well done jacksparrow. Not getting any extra here. Last night I had around two.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:20 am

Still fattening up for winter (aren't we all :rolleyes:). That's nice.
Mealworms - didn't Willpar say something about the protein content not being high enough, or some thing like that ?

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Placido wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:20 am
Still fattening up for winter (aren't we all :rolleyes:). That's nice.
Mealworms - didn't Willpar say something about the protein content not being high enough, or some thing like that ?
Yes, I've forgotten the exact details and I read about it elsewhere. For Hedgies dried mealworms are like sweeties and are not good for them on any level. :hedgehog: :shake:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:22 pm

It is the calcium phosphorus ratio. Can give them brittle bones.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:46 pm

Willpar wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:22 pm
It is the calcium phosphorus ratio. Can give them brittle bones.
Aah yes that'll be it. Now you mention it two of my hogs met on the patio the other night and I'm sure I overheard one of them say about it. :shake: :P

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:02 am

Thaaaat's right. There was an article about it in The Hedgie Times last week :nod: so they're all clued up about this problem.

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