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dickm

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A while back, posted some pics of a hog house I'd had to make for daughter to appease her conscience over stabbing the hedgehog in their compost heap while she was turning it. Hog made a full recovery and uses the house every day. So now had to make a cat-proof feeder for it, as on the advice of the hedgehog specialists, she puts a tray of cat food out for it each night. This is the result; a mixture of some plastic planks left over from a raised bed, bits of plastic soffit boarding left over from their house extension and a small amount of wood, Siberian pine also left over from their extension. Not a thing of beauty, but it worked when tested.
 

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I have done something similar but with an entrance only at one end. We have many hogs visiting. Cats can be a problem, particularly if the cat has at any time been feral. This teaches them to make every effort to access food and eat it even if they are not hungry. We had one which would squeese through the entrance and round the baffle to get at the food. In the end I had to put the box on a plinth with a spring loaded ramp which would close off the entrance under the weight of a cat but not a hog. I'm pleased to say that mog has now disappered!

Jim
 
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