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Hedgehog poo - please say yes!!!



  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,158
    In this dry weather Richard, there is a lack of slugs and snails, so a back up plan is useful. Having said that, l have watched hogs on the camera sharing their dinner with a couple of slugs !
  • Hi Anni, Amongst the bird baths,  I’ve also got a separate one at floor level and a very shallow pond with exit aids for everything else to use so they’ll have plenty. Dove, I can’t wait to hear that familiar snuffling again. It’s made my day 😀
  • That's great news!
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  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653
    edited August 2018
    Looks like hog poo to me as well. :) I expect he/she was attracted by your wonderful sounding shallow pond in the extremely dry weather

    I use the Go Cat biscuits too in a feeding station to stop the neighbouring cats and foxes getting them. Very simple set up, you can find tutorials on YouTube, try to place them against a shed, garage or wall with a hog sized hole between the two.
  • Hi Mark - thanks for this. I’ve got a Gardman cage that goes over the bird’s ground feeder which I’ve had for years. The hedgehogs used this with no problem when they visited us years ago and it’s way too small for cats and foxes.  I will take a look on YouTube too though to get some more ideas. Thank you 😊 
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,690
    My garden is kept relatively free of slugs by my regular visitor, who comes for a drink at my ground level bird bath. Last year had end of season youngster in garden, but not sure if it survived the cold winter/spring. This year have just seen a big male looking one, this is presumption hard to tell.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,682
    Mine get Waitrose Essential chicken cat food.

    The cage keeps the neighbourhood cats away from it. 
  • That looks like a great cage Hosta .... silly question but how does hoggy get in? Can I see another pic please? 😀 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,682

    Not such welcome visitors from earlier this year. ( gone now ) but you can see there's a stick propping the door open enough for Spikey and chums, but not enough for Tiddles and chums.
  • Richard168Richard168 Posts: 115
    I agree and providing plenty of habitat is good but what I would not want to see is their behaviour being changed
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