Hedgehog feeder

We have hedgehogs in our garden, and I like to feed them dry cat food. But there are also a lot of cats in the neighborhood, I think they should be fed by their owners and not by us. So we had to figure something out.

We have a camera in the garden, so I have been able to study how hedgehogs eat. They seem to melt over the edge of the bowl, and they are a lot smaller than cats. I had an initial idea, and building on that and a lot of testing, my husband and I have developed and 3D printed a feeder that so far have worked (see all the versions here).
This is the current feeder. We now have two of these since hedgehogs are fierce fighters and they like their personal space. I have some hedgehog films here from 2021 and 2022.

 

  Mona Pihl