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This attractive wicker Hedgehog house and care kit offers a safe retreat, giving hedgehogs protection from the rain, garden machinery and predators.
Large enough to accommodate family groups but with a small entrance tunnel to keep out troublesome predators.
Includes a ceramic feeding bowl, 100g of hedgehog food and a guide to hedgehogs.
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- Hedgehog House - H22cm x W59cm x L53cm
- Hedgehog Feeding Bowl - H4.5cm x D12.5cm
- Hedgehog Food - 100g
Make your garden hedgehog friendly
Hedgehogs travel 1-2km each night and return to the same daytime nest for a few days then use another, returning to an old nest at a later date. So ensure that there is a route in and out of your garden (they need a 5in gap).
If you have a pond or pool dangle a piece of chicken wire into the water to help the hedgehogs climb out.
Garden netting can entangle hedgehogs so makes sure it’s staked down tightly.
Check piles of rubbish before burning them, and before sticking a fork into leaves or compost.
Reduce your use of pesticides and only use pet-safe slug deterrents. A hedgehog can eat 80 slugs per night, so if you attract hedgehogs you won’ have to worry about slugs!
Leave an area of your garden wild with piles of leaves and organic debris for shelter.
Provide a shallow dish of water, meat-based pet food or chopped unsalted peanuts.
Install a hedgehog home. These can be used as hibernation sites during the winter and as nesting boxes in the summer.
Why hedgehogs are in decline - As well as the hazards of roads hedgehog numbers have been affected by…
Habitat Loss - Changing agriculture has removed hedgerows, the natural habitat of hedgehogs, as has the trend for fences and walls in place of hedges in private gardens.
Lack of food – the increasing use of pesticides to kill slugs, beetles, caterpillars and other bugs has left hedgehogs with less to eat. The move towards rye grass and crops that are short of invertebrate life and our tidier gardens has also left hedgehogs with a smaller food source.
Climate change – Several years of early autumn cold spells have killed off hedgehog food sources before they’ve laid down enough fat to survive hibernation. In the spring cold snaps have also killed of the bugs, worms, caterpillars, beetle larvae etc leaving hedgehogs too weak to breed.
Some Hedgehog Facts
Lifespan - More than half of hedgehogs die within their first year, and average life expectancy is 2-3 years in the wild, but it is possible for them to live to be 10 years (but this is exceptional). Hedgehog Hibernation Hedgehogs start to hibernate in November and re-emerge around Easter, but it is weather dependant. Hedgehogs usually wake up several times during winter. In the spring they commonly spend a few days active then enter hibernation again during a cold snap. Hedgehog
Breeding - Between April and September the females have litters of 4 or 5 hoglets. Males do not assist in rearing them. Young born late often die, being too small to survive hibernation. They need to weigh at least 450g (1lb) to last the winter.
Hedgehog FAQ - http://www.greenhousesensation.co.uk/hedgehog-faq
Protecting Hedgehogs - http://www.greenhousesensation.co.uk/protecting-hedgehogs-the-gardeners-best-friend
Make Your Garden Hedgehog Friendly - http://www.greenhousesensation.co.uk/give-a-hedgehog-a-home
Igloo Hedgehog Care Pack Includes:
- 1x Hedgehog Igloo Home
- 1x Glazed Ceramic Food Bowl
- 1x Starter Pack Of 'Spikes' Hedgehog Food
- 1x Laminated 'Guide to Hedgehogs', Supporting the British Hedgehog Preservation Society
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98% of our orders are delivered 2 workings days after the order is placed.
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