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During the autumn Hedgehogs look for safe hibernation sites, these are not always easy to find in a neat and tidy garden. Place the hedgehog dome in a dry sheltered position out of direct sunlight and you may find yourself with a snoring lodger!
Made from WoodcretePLUS™ this hedgehog dome house will last for an exceptionally long time which is supported by the manufacturer's 25 year guarantee.
Schwegler Hedgehog Dome
- Diameter: 480mm
- Weight: 17.5kgs
- 25 Year guarantee
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.