The hedgehog year

Month What are they up to?
January Sleeping
February Sleeping
March Sleeping although if the weather is warming up they may be showing signs of waking up
April They should be fully awake by now and very busy looking for food to replace lost weight and finding themselves a mate
May Still feeding, finding themselves a mate if they haven't already done so and the females are now thinking about having her babies and some may already have done so if we had an early spring
June Mum will have already given birth or will be very near to having her young
July The very early litters will now be leaving their nest and learning to forage with mum, they are now slowly becoming independent and will soon leave mum
August If mum has managed to get rid of her babies then she will be looking to start a second family
September Late babies result in autumn orphans who need help to survive as they will not be big enough to survive hibernation
October They are trying to put on weight so they can sleep the whole of the winter and will be looking for a good nesting site take care on bonfire night!
November All hogs should be asleep by now, autumn hogs may still be found trying to fatten themselves up
December Sleeping

If the weather warms up sometimes hogs will wake up for a top up and then go back to bed when they've had their fill.

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