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I'm trying to figure out a way of putting out food for hedgehogs so that it can't be taken by our resident herring gull or the neighbour's cats. Any suggestions?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315

    I use a trap, with the door jammed openimage.

    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315

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    Devon.
  • enilorac2enilorac2 Suffolk CoastPosts: 65

    We built a very simple food tunnel with instructions online from The British Hedgehog Preservation Society. There is also lots of useful info on what to feed them. We recenand are thrilled to fiind thatwe have at least 2 hedgehogs on a regular basis.   Good luck.

  • enilorac2enilorac2 Suffolk CoastPosts: 65

    Whoops. I had trouble posting this and as a result the text went haywire. The last but one sentence should  read "We recently bought a trail camera and are thrilled to see that we have at least 2 hedgehogs."

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,255

    Lots of ideas for feeding hedgehogs, as well as helping them in other ways, here

    https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/help-hedgehogs/feed-hedgehogs/ 

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  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    I would love to have hedgehogs but unfortunately everyones, including my garden, are bordered with concrete walls.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315

    could you make a hole in a gate Mary?

    Devon.
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Hedgehog feeding station image I place mine with a brick on top against the shed with a hedgehog sized gap so the cats can't squeeze through & use their paws to scoop the food nearer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY6-1rQb294

    More advice etc discussed here: 

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/wildlife-gardening/help-save-the-hedgehogs/939897.html

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531

    Thanks everyone.  I'll look at the hedgehog websites.  Two years ago we saw a hedgehog four times in our garden but it didn't come back.  I'll try to encourage them to come again.

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    I use 2 breeze blocks placed on their side with planks of wood (weighed down with a couple of bricks) as a roof.  This is just a trial before I spend money on something permanent and it certainly keeps the magpies and jackdaws away.  

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