Recent reports of the decline in their numbers has spurred me on to making sure that I feed them regularly - they need all the help (and food) they can get.
This past month has seen our front hedgehog house being well used as a feeding station each night. I have been very good about putting out food each night - mealworms are a firm favourite, and they have been gone by the morning.
Our recently installed outdoor cameras have caught the hedgehog making its way around the garden - taking his time, ambling along, sometimes spending 15-20 minutes in the garden close to midnight.
The hedgehog sign on the top of the house as I have been asked what it is for ….
Last night I was down to the last of the mealworms (the baby blue tits like them too) so I decided to try the Waitrose cat biscuits again. They were not liked last time around but another try is always good?
So I mixed them up with the mealworms, smug in the illusion that they were Waitrose ones that might be marginally better than other ones but no ……
A decisive NO from our spoilt hedgehog.
I lifted the lid & it was like a kid throwing food around - the container was tipped over - strewn about the house & only the mealworms eaten! He even pooped by the container … oh dear - I think that means NO!
So I cleaned it out with a brush - aired the house by leaving the roof raised & then went to buy more mealworms.
I even looked in at our garden centre & bought a bag of hedgehog biscuits!
I hope this will satisfy our noisy hedgehog & stop him from stropping about his food. Do you have any hedgehog advice for me? I will let you know how it goes - please stop back again for an update!