We have been regularly feeding a 'family' of hedgehogs. Each night a mother and two young appeared for their breakdast/dinner. We put the food out at the same time every night and without fail all three appeared. The young would feed first then the adult. However over the last 3 nights only the adult has appeared. The two young ones are around 5 or 6 inches long.
Will the young have gone into hibernation already? Or will they have gone off and found their own space?
I am very happy to continue putting out food but does there come a point at when this should stop? I'd hate to be putting out food and therefore discouraging them from going into hibernation. A neighbour tells me they live in the wild part of his garden and he is always cautious of them being there and leaves the area undisturbed.