This exterior grade plywood hedgehog house has a fully built-in tunnel allowing access for even the largest hog while avoiding unwanted predators. The nesting chamber is safely away from the tunnel entrance. A raised "step" at the entrance enables the nesting box to be snuggly nestled down, making it harder for predators to interfere.
The house is cleverly designed with inbuilt ventilation, protected from blocking, to provide just the right temperature and humidity without draughts. Underfloor runners allow the air to reach the underside of the nesting box while allowing the nest box to be pushed easily into place in the undergrowth.
The lid is easily removed to allow access for cleaning and inspection.
Made from FSC Certified exterior Grade European birch plywood.
Dimensions: 22 x 38 x 47 cm
The hedgehog house should be placed in a quiet, sheltered area and ideally covered with dried leaves, twigs and other vegetation. Add some hay or dry leaves inside for the hedgehogs to make their nest with.
You can check if a house is occupied by placing something light in front of the entrance - if it is moved overnight then the house is in use.
Take care not to disturb the house during the summer - if it is being used as a nursery the female could abandon the nest.
If the house has is unoccupied after winter use (lat March to early April) you can clean it. If you treat the house for fleas make sure only to use organic Pyrethrum powers suitable for birds. Dog and cat treatments are too strong and may kill a hedgehog.
Hedgehogs will enjoy supplementary feeing. If you can't find specialist hedgehog food at your local garden centre you can substitute wet or dried cat food. And don't forget to provide a bowl of fresh water for your hogs!
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We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.
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We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.
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Important Information About Backorders
At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.
Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.
When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181
We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.
If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.
If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.
Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ
We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.