water for hedgehogs

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I see that hedgehogs are getting desperate for water. Is there a 'best' place to put water down for them?
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I have no idea which is the best place, but I have six containers of water scattered about my garden. Two shallow dinner plates which the birds drink from and bathe in. A large pyrex glass bowl, plastic bowls, and a tall pot which the cats seem to like because they don't have to bend down to drink.

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I have no idea either, June.
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I have a couple of china bowls of water in shady spots for the chooks, in the evening I top them up for the hedgehog. They seem to like going along the edges/walls alot, so that might be a good spot. I'm still feeding ours too, I dont imagine there's much food around the garden for them.
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Just now in the garden
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I went back & topped up the bowl for him & he was still there, I wouldnt be surprised if he jumps right in tonight!
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I don't get hedgehogs {cry} in the garden, but I do have a pond.
The birds love it and it is good to watch. Sadly the rats love it too }hairout{ 3 times lately I have seen one drinking from it. )grin2(
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I've also noticed wasps coming to drink at the bowls! Oh well, all creatures great & small.
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