We found one of the baby hedgehogs meandering about on the lawn on Saturday afternoon, so we put it back in the nest. The mum probably thought she could do without this interference, although she was in the nest in a ball (fast asleep?) and the other two were nowhere to be seen. Last night, we reckon that they all moved out, as the nest is empty - we had a quick peek to see if they had all found each other again.
I am sorry that she felt the need to move on, but I can totally understand it, as she obviously knew her nest had been found, and wanted to find somewhere more secure. I am hopeful that she has found somewhere else in the garden - there are lots of nooks and crannies where she could hide safely here, under troughs and planters, henhouses or even the lavender hedge!
We will be putting a small dish of cat food out for them several times this week, and hopefully they will benefit from it, although I can't be sure that the neighbourhood cats won't sniff it out as well...
The bare minimum.
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