Your Garden Hedgehogs

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:41 am

It stayed still for a long time.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:07 am

Are they live mealworms, Willpar ? Maybe the hedgie is just breathing in the enticing aroma :unsure:

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 am

Yes they are live placi. I started to give it a few as I bought too many for the xmas period. As it has been mild the waggies don't stay long. So I wanted to use up the mealworms before they morphed. still put out hedgehog biscuits I might add.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:47 pm

Did you once say that mealworms contribute to a calcium deficiency in hedgies ?And you had substituted something else (which I forget :rolleyes:).

I was a great fan of live mealies for my hedgies about 6 (?) years ago and discovered eventually that I'm allergic to them !!
Mealies not hedgies.
So that was the end of that.
Last year sometime I bought a pack of dried mealies and thought they would be safe - instantly, really, straight away, I developed a rash so that finished that experiment.
I googled the problem and there it is !! : mealworm allergy - quite common apparently :shrug:.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:07 pm

Yes placi, dried mealworms on their own are no good for hedgehogs. A few are ok mixed with other food. The live ones when I get them I use bran for bedding and food. But I put vitamin powder with the bran. Give it a good mix, so when the mealworms eat the bran they also eat the vitamins. so that is passed on to the birds or hedgehogs. But as I said I use biscuits as well, so the hedgehogs are getting a well balanced meal. Oh yes, calci worms placi. They are now more expensive than mealworms, so I don't get them anymore. It is now biscuits for the hedgies, or my own mix when I get juveniles.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:49 am

Two hedgehogs in the garden last night. One is in the feeder still. Looks like it could be an adult, come out of hibernation for a meal.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:13 am

Doorcam last night.


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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:36 am

:clap: Big and fat and healthy !! Obviously not quite used to the layout yet :rolleyes:.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Willpar » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:50 am

Hi Placi, thank you. Have just looked into the feeder and the hedgehog is still there.

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Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

Post by Placido » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:53 pm

Aaaah, it's Storm Dennis wot's spooking him.
I think I'll join him :eek: !!!

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