Spikes Hog Cam – 24 hours in Hogland

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Hog Watch , proudly sponsored by Spikes Hedgehog Food

 

Day 8 The daily routine.

Well here we are, eight days in and we are now set in our daily routine. The two hedgehogs have their own room and a cage each . The cages are covered with a fleece blanket all day , partly to help maintain a nice cosy temperature and also to maintain a level of darkness in the cage.

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They are really very easy to look after , we try and keep contact between the hogs and humans to a minimum , but they do need a basic health check and food so here’s a quick quite to our daily routine.

The day starts early in hogland. A 6 am roll call and we’re off . The fleece is removed and the one at a time the hedgehogs are removed from the cage , weighed and given a quick check over. Whilst this is happening all the bedding from the previous night is removed , the cage base is cleaned  and we replaced the old bedding with fresh ripped up newspaper. The water bowl is cleaned and refilled and a bowl of semi dry food pellets added. The hedgehog is then returned to his fresh new home and recovered with his fleece blanket.

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The weight , condition and amount of food consumed are then recorded onto each hogs daily record chart. To clean and weight both hedgehogs takes about 20 minutes.

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We check on the hedgehogs during the day , to make sure they have enough bedding and water. The next time we open the cage is at 6 pm with their evening food , normally a small tin of cat food. Then it’s lights out for the night till 6am the next morning.

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We are still looking for names , email your choice to mywildphoto@gmail.com

Peter

 

 

 

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