My new and improved hedgehog feeding station!

My previous station was virtually the same but made of a solid colour plastic so I could not see inside so decided to find a clear box instead.

Although I have not seen any hedgehogs for well over a month the weather is such that I have been leaving food and water out just in case.

So come the spring I hope to see it in full use and not feed the local cats!


It's not always easy to hug a hedgehog.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't.

  • In reply to doggie:

    Nice one Rachel, and so simple. Will the hedgies worry that it's transparent, or is that a dumb question because it's always dark when they use it?

    Cheers, Linda.

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  • In reply to Sparrow:

    It's a dumb question ha ha ha don't think their eyesight is that good, sorry Linda, i couldn't resist ha ha.:0))) Just joking ha ha.

    Hope you get lots of Hog visitors M :0)



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  • In reply to Sheena:

    I think it's a great design idea. It could even catch on!

    Best wishes Chris

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  • In reply to Woodpecker:

    OK  I'm a dumbo!

    Cheers, Linda.

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  • In reply to Sparrow:

    Great idea for a hedgehog feeding post MP! Wish I had hedgehogs here, but there are too many predators and I haven't seen one for more than twenty years! So sad. I wish you luck, hope they turn up soon.

    bye for now

  • what a great idea,  but put pea nuts in to deter thieving cats!

  • In reply to Tulip:

    Hi tulip

    I never see hedgehogs in my wild life garden, but i do see their poo!

    I will try the box feeder.    :)

  • In reply to doggie:

    very good.  We get one occasionally in our garden.  I can tell because Molly (our border Terrier) stands guard over it thus giving away its position.  usually arrives in the night, and molly will not come in!!



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  • No, you shouldn’t really hug a hedgehog, they’re wildlife!
  • In reply to patty:

    Hi Patty, never put peanuts out for hedgehogs, they can get stuck in the roof of their mouth and prevent the hedgehog from eating causing starvation, (besides I’m not sure how peanuts are supposed to deter cats?) Just feed hedgehogs wet or dry meaty cat or dog food (chicken flavour is best) and a bowl of water. NEVER EVER give them milk, they may not die right in front of you but milk causes diarrhoea, the hoggie then dehydrates and will gradually die in his or her nest, only ever give them water. If you give them dry dog or cat biscuits give them small ones and always put out water.