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Discussion in 'Wildlife Chat' started by rona, Aug 20, 2018.
No, how awful.
At least they were getting advice though. So many don't
Remember to make hedge hogg houses her in the winther months, they are having problems getting fresh water because of the minus degrees.
You can easily make the houses your self, just remember to put straw in the buttom of the houses, so the frost temperature from the ground doesn't freeze the little creature under its belly. Also you can give them some fresh water, since the water wont freeze when its within the walls of the little house.
All hedgehoggs seeks warmth here in the winther so its important we help them
Great shout about houses, not heard of putting water in the houses, knowing hogs as I do they will tip that up in no time and then have wet bedding!
An idea would be to have the water and food in a separate feeding station and much more easily accessible to change top up etc
I agree nicolaa. I'd be very concerned about them tipping the water and then having nowhere warm to sleep
Are your hedgehogs still about or hibernating yet?
Mine haven't taken any food for 5 days now
The rain has meant less visits of late I still put food out and the birds finish it off in the morning!
Yes, the crows are having a treat
Jackdaws here, really love them birds even if they are so noisy
And jays love the jays
Very warm here at the moment and I think the Hedgies have been out for a feed, either that or we've got rats
@rona. I bet its rats . Im not bothered about rats as long as there aren't too many.
There used to be some under my shed. They used to eat the food dropped from the bird feeders .
I've never caught rats on the stealth cam and not all the food goes, I think rats would eat the lot, don't you?
Hedgehog poo in the feed station today when I went to change the food.
Anyone else got hedgehogs out and about?
Our rats come out in daylight.
I stopped feeding the birds when I saw this big male.
Never see any hedgehogs anymore not even squashed ones in the road.
I think its due to people putting up fencing so that the hedgies can't move from garden to garden and decking an artificial lawn .
Is he in the feeder itself. Could you put wire on it so the rats cant get in. ?
Rats usually move on if there's no food to eat . Rats lived under my shed and I get banging on the shed floor and poking down the holes and they moved on .
Yes, he was in the bird table & there is mesh around it to stop the rooks etc stealing all the food. It's amazing the tiny spaces a rat of that size can squeeze through. He wasn't budging when I took the pic either. I had to shake the table & then he decided it was time to go. I haven't fed the birds since & the pic was taken in March this year. I will start feeding the birds again when it gets really cold.
Blimey . that was cheeky!
Its a bit of a dilemma whether to feed the birds or not when rats are around.
If the skull will go through the rest will follow
I bumped into my friend from the wildlife rescue today and he said that half of their outdoor Hedgehogs are still active.