A superb hedgehog house which has been extensively tested and designed by the Hedgehog Preservation Society and their hedgehog carers. A completely redesigned hedgehog nesting box which incorporates all the best features of previous hog boxes, including integrated entrance tunnel, hog nesting section with ventilation and drainage, removable roof and floor runners for siting.
This hedgehog house is also fitted with a camera bracket and cable tray for you to optionally add a Gardenature camera system in the future if so required. Alternatively, if you want to purchase with a camera already installed now click here
Help the hedgehogs in your garden by providing a safe home for them over the winter months.
Hedgehog Home features:
- Fully built-in tunnel with large square access for even the largest hedgehog to avoid unwanted visitors.
- Raised step at entrance to enable the box to be partially buried.
- Totally safe hoglet nesting area well away from the tunnel entrance.
- Lower roof to enable the hedgehog to build a snug nest.
- Specially designed ventilation to provide just the right temperature and humidity without draughts.
- Totally removable roof for easy inspection and cleaning.
- Drainage holes in the base of the Hedgehog box to help dissipate any excess water which may enter the hog box during times of heavy rain.
- Exterior quality resin bonded ply.
- Dimensions: H230 x W420 x L510 mm
The box remains untreated on the inside. Best situated in a quiet corner of the garden, and covered with leaves and other garden debris. Removable lid for cleaning purposes and reinforced corners, manufactured with surface sunk coated staples to resist rusting.
Hedgehogs in the Garden
The hedgehog is known as ‘the gardener’s friend’ as it will eat slugs, beetles, caterpillars etc., and does no harm, so if you have a garden a hedgehog is to be encouraged. They should not be kept in close captivity, but regarded as welcome visitors.
If you want to attract wildlife to your garden leave wild areas and avoid tidying up too much. Hedgehogs tend to hibernate between November and mid March and may choose the stack of leaves or branches in your garden. For this reason if you have to get rid of such material move it to a different spot before setting fire to it - a hedgehog may be sheltering or hibernating in it. They like to nest under things such as sheds, hedges and brushwood and they need plenty of dry leaves to build their nest.
Why have a hedgehog House?
25% of hedgehogs do not survive from one year to the next due to many things like road kill, bonfires, slug pellets, poisonous
pesticides and late born hoglets not reaching the minimum 600g safe winter weight. So please help to provide a
safer nesting environment.