Hedgehogs?

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Hedgehogs?

Post: #279307 mamos
Mon May 26, 2014 3:19 pm

How much space would be needed to keep a pair of hedgehogs.

I am wondering if it would be possible to keep a pair on an allotment plot to keep the slugs and snails down.

I know they are re homing hundreds of hedgehogs from the isle of Uist where they are eating all the ground nesting birds eggs.

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Re: Hedgehogs?

Post: #279310 MKG
Tue May 27, 2014 1:58 am

I don't know about 'keeping' hedgehogs. If there are hedgehogs around and there's food on your allotment, they'll soon find it and add you to their feeding route. But there lies your potential problem - hedgehogs will wander between 2 and 4 kilometers in a night, so you won't be able to restrict them to your allotment.

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Re: Hedgehogs?

Post: #279312 RunnerBean
Tue May 27, 2014 6:01 am

Have you got a little pond or any water close by? Even a washing up tub will help attract wildlife. You could build a hedgehog box too, although I think they are mainly for hibernation.

I've heard ducks are really good for keeping down slugs and snails, would that be a possibility?

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Re: Hedgehogs?

Post: #279314 diggernotdreamer
Tue May 27, 2014 10:32 am

Have a look at St Tiggywinkles for all the information you could ever want to know about hedgehogs. I used to release hedgehogs for various rescues, but we had 5 acres of woodland backing on to 30 acres so as the hedgepigs could make a new safe home


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