Your Garden Hedgehogs

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:03 pm

Probably right there Placi. Never a shortage of man made rubbish.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:51 am

BBC breakfast this morning had a segment on hedgehogs. Went to a carer in Somerset. Looked like there were lots of mealworms on offer. Not a good idea, can give them metabolic bone disease, brittle bones or something like that. I only give mine a very few, and in the main have switched to calci worms instead. That I mix in with other food.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:54 pm

This morning dawned to reveal that my Hogs had failed to empty their food bowl for the first time for a long time. I think I have about three regulars but it seems one ,at least, was a no show :(

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:19 pm

Have around three as well. All the food is getting ate, but I had to lower the portions a bit.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:57 pm

Back to normal this morning. Every crumb eaten. :) :hedgehog:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:15 am

A sudden collapse in numbers here. Am down to one hedgehog. The one that stayed for several weeks in the feeder has hopped it. No doubt to winter quarters. Could pick up again as it is not exactly cold yet. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:00 pm

Willpar wrote:A sudden collapse in numbers here. Am down to one hedgehog. The one that stayed for several weeks in the feeder has hopped it. No doubt to winter quarters. Could pick up again as it is not exactly cold yet. Fingers crossed.
That is slightly troubling news. I always regarded your house as "Hog Central" and to not have any before the cold weather has kicked in must be causing a little concern. :(

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:11 pm

Yes jackaparrow, one can get accustomed to seeing them night in night out. But reading the post on hedgehog street, others are reporting a drop in visitors. The thinking seems to be an early hibernation. Lets hope so, though it is October after all, so perhaps it is more normal for them, and Ive not quite adjusted to that fact.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:21 am

100% increase last night. Two hedgehogs. Batteries failed on one camera, so am charging them up. Don't want to miss anything.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:25 pm

They can't make their minds up !! :)

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