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Hedgehog nest box videos

Last November we found a very small hoglet that was obviously too small to survive the winter. The hoglet was looked after over the winter by a Anita who is a veterinary nurse. In late March she returned it to us and we introduced it to the nest box. It is now at home in the our garden nest box.


Here below are some video from the hedgehog nest box camera.


We had an interesting night/early morning. We were just going to bed and I had a quick look on the hedgehog nest box camera. To my surprise there was a female hog who looked if she was about to drop her first hog. She had come in at 23.38pm and we watched her for ages as she moved about expecting the hoglet to be born any minute. Then suddenly at 1.15am she got up and went out of the nest box complete with the hoglet half out. We watched for ages hoping that she would come back in but we both fell asleep. Checking the playback today she obviously didn't return. We are quite worried about her, was she having complications, why did she move? Maybe she moved to the other nestbox we have that doesn't have a camera in it! Update - Since then she came back to the nestbox the day after, all seems to be well.

A bit of nest building going on in the nest box.

Our hedgehog in its nest box.