Your Garden Hedgehogs

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Willpar
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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:26 pm

Nothing like putting ones hand in a feeder and meeting with a wall of prickles. Happens now and again just like tonight. Especially now it is dark.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:43 pm

I am not entirely convinced that my Hogs are going to take to the granular food I bought for them :( But the good news is that my sparrows seem to like it. Today they have been crumbing it and cleared a fair bit out of the bowl. :)

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:01 pm

Not exactly what you wanted Jacksparrow, but at least it is not going to waste.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm

Been cutting down on the food for the past few weeks. Two feeders I don't put any food in at all as they were not being used. Just putting food out by the front door now. Only seeing a single hedgehog, so rest probably gone into hibernation.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:16 pm

I have not seen two hogs together but I still get the impression more than one is still visiting. With the upcoming milder weather it may be a while before the need to hibernate arrives.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:43 am

Just seeing the odd hedgehog now, but not stopping for food. Been like that for the past few weeks, so looks like my season is all but over. I still put out door cam just in case. Get a little wood mouse come by now and again.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:03 pm

Doesn't sound as though it's been a record season for you, Willpar?
Hooray for the mousie :clap:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:47 pm

I was down to one a couple of weeks ago. I was still able to put a few dried mealworms in the bowl but when they were finished the hog stopped coming. :(

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:27 pm

Here are the numbers for 2018 Hedgehog season. Hogs marked.

Adults 14

Juveniles 05


Slightly down on last year. Started off well, then kind of went pear shaped.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Butterfly » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:52 pm

Thats still not a bad number, no? Here is for the hope in better 2019 :rara:

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