This week saw the first Hedgehog visits to the new Hedgehog house. The very first was during the night of 7th to 8th March.
This first hedgehog looked around for a few minutes and then came back for a good sleep, staying from 22:35-00:37.
It was looking pretty cosy whilst a different hedgehog was busy in the feed station.
I had several other visits during the week but the most interesting was the night of 8th-9th when two hedgehogs were inside at the same time.
I’ve never seen this behaviour before with two hedgehogs tolerating each others presence to this level. There was a bit of general pushing but they managed to stay together inside for a couple of hours.
It may be a factor that this is my new, larger, hedgehog house which I made over winter. I changed the design to offer a larger nesting chamber compared to the last house as I hoped that this may encourage it’s use as a breeding nest.
I also put the camera behind a plexiglass screen, hoping to avoid any blockages and blind spots.
But it may be that the larger chamber is a factor in this hedgehog sharing.