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Discussion in 'Wildlife Chat' started by rona, Aug 20, 2018.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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  2. jill3

    jill3 PetForums VIP

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    I have had 3 Hedgies in the garden this year. I think two of them are form the same litter as they are the same size. I put food and water out every night and soon i am going to buy a Hedgehog box for them to Hibernate in.
     
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  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I've got a box half finished. I really must get on with it :oops:
     
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    Beautiful pics .
    I can't remember the last time I saw one , not even a dead one in the road.
    Suburbia is such that everyone encloses their gardens and hedgies can't wander at will .
     
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    I've had one visiting, it's really brave and just ignores the cats and walks around with them staring at it. Made a feeding station the other weekend:
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    The cats can't understand that I've made something and it's not for them:
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    It could live in that :D
     
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    That's fantastic! Pop some hay in it and put in a quiet area of the garden and they will hibinate in there.
     
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    When I was reading up on hedgehogs I read that they don't like to sleep/hibernate in the same place as they eat, is that not the case. I've been putting food in it as I think things have been a bit sparse because of the heat, I can't just leave food out as the cats will eat it.
     
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    I love Hedgehogs but unfortunately don't get them in my garden, well not that I've seen. I look out for signs of them and have put out food but no sign. We did have some a few years ago.
    Great box and lovely cats too.
     
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    I have 3 cats but i put the food out and bring the cats in at night. I give them cat biscuits and just for a treat a few crushed peanuts or sun flower hearts, but not every day. Cat biscuits and wet food i put out each day.
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Sigh............These creatures are costing a fortune :rolleyes:
    I've got a ruddy wood pigeon now that comes onto the fence and flaps about to get my attention, so if it's not the crows cawing at me it's the blimmin pigeons flapping away. Won't mind too much but they start at first light :(

    OH had to make a feeding station for the hedgehogs because we have a new visitor who I will hopefully be able to show you tomorrow. Of course the feed station has to accommodate two hogs that squabble so it huge :oops:

    We've also now got two hogs boxes in the hope that they may move into the garden rather than just visit. I'm a slave to the wildlife now :) sigh..........

    Anyway, a few pics of part of our box city :D

    One hog box and the massive feeding station
    [​IMG]IMG_0481 by jenny clifford, on Flickr

    Entrance
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    Huge internal
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    Slalom holes
    [​IMG]IMG_0485 by jenny clifford, on Flickr

    And just so they know who it's for
    [​IMG]IMG_0482 by jenny clifford, on Flickr

    I said to OH, it looks as as if either having a poo or got good balls :D :Shy
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Sadly in the last few months 7 hedgehogs have died on our road & one on an ajoining road. It's so very sad & people just drive too fast here even in a 30 mph limit. My Daughter has rescued two babies, seperately seen, but possibly siblings & old enough to be on their own but no where near street wise, she has put them in her garden as they were about to cross a busy road & her partner helps out a lady who rescues them & gets them healthy enough to go back in the wild. He takes them to safe places for the lady, homes that welcome them & are away from main busy roads.
    I have them in my garden too, some times, but as my road is busy I don't encourage them.
     
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    30DCC82D-1361-4B76-B641-94D2002B6A8E.jpeg One of my late little man who just loved having “hairbrushes” in the house x
     
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    Great pictures Nicolaa. What a lovely person you are to take the time and effort in keeping them safe and well. xx
     
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    My friend runs a hedgehog hospital she is the real hero! I volunteer there and when I have time off from work I will hand rear for her as it’s a big task on three hourly feeds.
     
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  20. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I'm lucky there, I live in a Cul de sac with only one row of houses between me and open land.
     
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