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Category: Hedgehog News

This category is for general Hedgehog related news.

Although it is the 5th November 2021, I still have active hedgehogs in my garden. So please keep putting food out.

So pleased to see 3 hedgehogs together in my garden last night, although one was not welcomed wholeheartedly by all.

Lovely to see a hedgehog back in my garden last night.

For the first time last night I had no hogs visiting to feed. I suspect this is due to nightly visits from a badger.

This is a video of one of our local hedgehogs anointing, I believe this was taken in June 2019. Self-anointing in animals, sometimes called anointing or anting, is a behaviour whereby an animal smears odoriferous substances over themselves. These substances Read more…

I am putting out much more food than usual at the moment as I appear to have an adult hedgehog with 4 (?) youngsters.  They are putting on weight but I am a bit concerned they may not survive hibernation. Read more…

Following their classification as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ on the UK red list, British Hedgehog Preservation Society has launched a new petition to increase hedgehog legal protection. Their current protection doesn’t address any of the key reasons why hedgehogs are declining, Read more…

We’re really pleased that we have had a hog back feeding since the badger visit. Luckily it hasn’t scared them all off. Sadly, we found a very tiny hog dead in our front garden. It had some damage to its Read more…

Badger sighting. We’ve been missing our hogs this last few nights and last night showed why. We had a very large badger wandering around the garden.

I have seen a decrease in the number of  hedgehogs visiting to feed in my garden over the last 2 nights. I wonder whether the badger visit is anything to do with it?