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How do I encourage hedgehogs into my garden?
Last Updated: 13th February, 2020
- Create hedgehog highways.
- Add a hedgehog house.
- Leave out water.
- Make a feeding station.
- Optimise your pond.
- Leave them alone during hybernation.
- Don't use slug pellets or other chemicals inyourgarden.
- Don't use netting on the ground.
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In this regard, how do I encourage hedgehogs in my garden?
To help you to attract hedgehogs into your garden, we'veputtogether some great tips and ideas.
- Make sure they have access.
- Leave areas of your garden wild.
- Hedgehog homes.
- Provide hedgehogs with food and water.
- Avoid using slug pellets and other chemicals.
- Make ponds safe.
- Check long grass before mowing.
why do hedgehogs come in my garden? They are normally quite dark coloured due to beingfullof beetles. Hedgehogs tend to leave slight tracksthroughthe grass of a lawn or small tunnels through undergrowth asthey goabout their foraging. A good time to see these is in themorningthrough the dew on the lawn. Go into your garden atnightand listen.
Likewise, is it good to have a hedgehog in your garden?
Hedgehog homes are a great way to helpthehedgehogs visiting your garden and can alsomakegood 'cat-proof' feeding stations. Download our step bystepguide here. You can put soft hay in as bedding, but do also tryandleave some fallen leaves around for the hedgehog tomakethe home his own.
Do hedgehogs return to the same garden?
Hedgehogs are nocturnal often getting up atduskand returning to their nest sites by dawn; they spendthenight foraging, often travelling up to a 2km each night.Theycan return to the same nest site but often theywillknow of a number of different sites.