Last nights #hogblog, filmed at one of my feeding area's, in the back garden
Being a hedgehog can be thirsty work!....Sleeping all day, during the warm summer months, and having to foraging around looking for food in the evenings, with little or no water.
In the hot summer months especially, natural water supplies can be almost impossible to find, so offering a simple of fresh water can be literally a life saver for a lot of hedgehogs. Dehydration can be a major killer of our friendly garden night-time visitors
Hedgehogs really appreciate fresh water. Put a bowl out! - they'll love it, and hopefully become regular visitors for you :)
As I'm sure you're aware, the UK hedgehog needs our help. Lost of habitat, including clean tidy gardens, less roadside hedgerows, and of course more and more development - meaning less green spaces, are all hitting our much loved little gardeners friend, the hedgehog, hard.
Why not try and do your own little bit for them. It's easy........cut an access hole in the bottom of a fence, leave a little water out, even just let a corner of your garden get messy. It all helps :)
My nightly offerings for the garden wildlife are: 'Spikes' Semi-moist hedgehog food, 'Ark wildlife' hedgehog food, a few dried mealworm, few peanuts and of course fresh bowl's of water :)
Please note: Do NOT feed more than just a few (literally one or two) mealworm. Mealworm in large amounts contributes to Metabolic bone disease in hedgehogs.
Please, no more than a few mealworm, and no more than a few peanuts. Thank you...
Filmed with a Spypoint BF10-HD IR wildlife (modified) trail cam
Hope you enjoy the short clip!
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