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The Rat Is Scared Of The Hedgehog

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by number10, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. number10

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    Having looked at @Tadpole s thread about making a hedgehog box and setting up a trailcam I decided to buy a box ready made as I didn't have time to make one before winter sets in.
    After putting out food for a while and then the box, after a few days the hedgehog made its home and obviously is happy there as has stayed.
    I am still putting the hedgehog food out, and some near the box now but was worried about attracting rats as we had loads early this year.
    Last night I spotted a rat on the camera it ran past the hedgehog box when the hedgehog was inside, but came back a little later to investigate. The hedgehog obviously scared the rat. So I am please that the hedgehog home has been defended.

    I am not sure that I can avoid feeding the rats at the same time as the hedgehog but I think the hedgehog will hibernate in a couple of days as we are expecting colder weather and frosts overnight.

    Hedgehog coming out for some food

    The scared rat
     
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    Can confirm this. On numerous occasions even the what I would class as “smaller” hedgehogs have interrupted rats feeding from the hedgehog’s cat food. It’s joy to see. It also makes the rats feed in daylight which never ends well for the rats.
     
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    My cat won't bother the Hogs.

    I stopped putting food out as i think ours moved on. The food was very slowly going over days not over night and the cat was bringing in mice all of a sudden. So i was just feeding the mice, and by default the cat.
    Also enjoyed the other thread and have slowly been gathering scraps of wood for hog boxes.
     
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