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Do hedgehogs nest in hedges?
As the name suggests, hedgehogs are often found near hedgerows. These are ideal nest sites, providing a good supply of food, protection from predators and corridors to move along. The pastures used by farmers to raise cattle, sheep or horses are also important foraging areas for hedgehogs.
What month do hedgehogs have babies?
Hoglets may be found in May, June or July, when the first litters are generally born, and in August-September, when the second litters are born.
What time at night do hedgehogs come out?
Routinely we expect to see hedgehogs come out in the evening around 9.30pm and go back to bed by 5am. Hedgehog living in the garden where there is food will often come out when the food arrives as they hear the clink of a bowl or the munching of another hedgehogs with their acute hearing and come out immediately.
Do hedgehogs take food back to their nest?
The female will be pregnant for around four weeks and normally births a litter of up to 6 or 7 hoglets. The mother will forage and return to feed her young while they are are too small to leave the nest.