This handmade hedgehog house has all the best features of our previous hedgehog boxes including an integrated entrance tunnel leading round to the hog nesting chamber with good roof ventilation. This high quality hedgehog home has been designed with a removable roof which is angled to disperse rain water over the back of the hedgehog box.
The Gardenature hedgehog home 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.
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.
- Handmade with screwed joints and double coated with a preservative
- Raised base to enable the box to be partially buried.
- Safe nesting chamber well away from the tunnel entrance.
- Specially designed ventilation to provide just the right temperature and humidity.
- Removable and routed roof for secure fitment, easy inspection and cleaning.
- Material: High quality 12 mm resin bonded ply.
- Floor battens which raise the hedgehog box off the ground.
- Dimensions: H 250 x W 420 x L 516 mm
- Weight: 6.25 kg
Best situated in a quiet corner of the garden, and covered with leaves and other garden debris.
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.