Originally Posted by Pops
Yes Pol .. its a dedicated hedgehog food. I use a terracota plant pot saucer which is difficult for it to tip over.
It certainly doesn't have a problem getting around and, when its had enough, it moves in a straight line to the place were it emerges from. I am pretty sure it is a young one. Only 2/3 weeks ago we had a family of 3 out at the same time. Its looking like both parents have gone awol
Thanks for that. The ones we have (or maybe had
) liked to eat the raisins, mealworms and the dog food we leave out for the foxes and badgers, as well as foraging for worms and slugs. I'm encouraged that we don't see many slugs around but perhaps only the badgers are taking them rather than hoggies.
Our hedgehogs have always nested around one area behind the compost bins and behind the conifer hedges where David leaves pruned branches. grass cuttings. straw etc for them. We also leave old compost bins lying on their side behind the trees, shrubs and conifers at the bottom of the garden. All the wild animals use them for shelter on wet nights, especially the foxes. They queue up to feed and shelter in the bins whilst they're waiting their turn. The most confident fox likes to wait under that Acer we have near the bird feeders.
I'm considering buying a 'Hogitat' style dedicated hedgehog house then we'd have a better idea if they were there and if they were ok. It could be placed in a warm, sheltered place somewhere near the turned over bins - or even inside one of them. That'd help them in Winter too. Amazon has a selection of hedgehog dwellings.
Yeah ok. I'm daft.