Perfect home for your hedgehogAfter seeing your tv advert I visited your website to find out how to help nature in my garden more. I bought the Hogitat hedgehog home together with the food recommended. Within TWO weeks I had a hedgehog living in the home and happily munching through the food. He (or she) has now been spotted twice in my garden. Could not be happier with my purchases. By Alistair, on 1 Oct 2014
Hmm- not sureAbout a year after I bought this shelter a hedgehog turned up to live in the garden. I had put the hogitat in a sheltered place, put straw inside and covered the whole thing in Christmas tree branches. The hedgehog however chose to live in a log pile I'd made in the dankest part of the garden. By Victoria, on 2 Jun 2014
lovely little home for our garden friendi got this for a baby hedgehog i was looking afther and found it perfect for him , he was in large pen with this house at one end and when it was time for him to have his freedom i moved the pen away and left house as it was and he was still happy to use it , i have moved it bit closer to garden fence. i have placed some old shed felt over the top so he nice and cozy. By lorraine, on 8 Nov 2010
Hogitat hedgehog shelter
- Product information
Hedgehogs are the gardener's friend, munching their way through those pesky slugs and snails. Sadly, it's estimated that a quarter of the hedgehog population has been lost in the last ten years.
The best-selling Hogitat provides a sturdy, lightweight, waterproof shelter for hedgehogs and allows them to dig deeper into the soil if they wish.
It's designed to blend into the garden. Position somewhere quiet, out of the prevailing wind and cover with leaves and brushwood to create a cosy den.
Position the Hogitat hedgehog shelter somewhere quiet, out of the prevailing wind. Under shrubs is an ideal place as it will help to ensure the hedgehogs are undisturbed. Cover the shelter with leaves and brushwood to camouflage it and create a cosy den.
Hedgehog houses may be used for winter hibernation, throughout the summer as a safe shelter, or, if you're very lucky, by a female making a nest to have her young.
Hedgehogs need to be able to get from garden to garden to look for food. Solid fencing all-round will prevent them being able to travel between gardens. Consider making your garden more wildlife friendly.
You can encourage hedgehogs by providing them with suitable habitats. They like thick dense undergrowth and a variety of lengths of grass.
You may also be able to provide hedgehogs with supplementary food. This is particularly useful during periods of drought when natural insect foods may be harder to come by. Their varied diet allows them to eat many kinds of foods we have around the home.
With the exception of milk and bread, which should be avoided, you can put out almost anything. A particular favourite is dog or cat food, but you can also try small amounts of cake, biscuits and pastry as well as fresh and dried fruits and cooked vegetables.
Protecting hedgehogs Avoid using chemicals. Slug pellets can be particularly detrimental. When putting preservative on garden sheds, fences and other wood furniture around the garden use non-toxic brands. Hedgehogs often lick new smells and surfaces.
Hedghogs habitually hide themselves in piles of leaves, grass cuttings, pampas grass, compost heaps and bags of rubbish. Always check these before burning, cutting, strimming, mowing, putting a fork into or disposing of them.
Many plastic items can trap, ensnare or cut a hedgehog. These include netting, plastic can holders, large necked bottles, plastic pots and barbed wire.
Hedgehogs can also easily fall down holes, into water troughs, ponds, swimming pools and other types of water vessel. If you cannot prevent them from falling in, then make sure there is always a way for them to get out.
Dogs can injure hedgehogs, so make sure you know what your dog is doing when in the garden late at night.
If you accidentally disturb an active hedgehog nest, carefully replace the material. The hedgehog will soon repair or move the nest elsewhere. If there are young in the nest, avoid touching them. Similarly, if it is a hibernating adult, avoid waking it. Should it wake, you may want to leave it some food nearby until it hibernates again.
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