If you have hedgehogs in your garden, please look after
them well. You are one of the very few lucky ones to still enjoy the
presence of these endangered animals
Wildlife World are the biggest manufacturer for
high quality hedgehog
houses. They make 5 types, available from good pet stores,
garden centres and many online stores
All styles of houses are beautifully
designed and crafted, classy and a real asset to your garden.
Useful for hedgehogs, aesthetically pleasing for us.
If you don't like to order online, You can also order direct by phone from
Ark Wildlife Who stock the entire wildlife world
range. Phone: 0800 085 4865
Please say you were referred by Epping Forest Hedgehog
Rescue if phoning or visiting
original Hedgehog House (HH1) is constructed from durable
timber/oak/larch/birch with double layered roof for
waterproofing and insulation and oak floor. The entrance
tunnel provides protection from domestic cats and dogs,
foxes and badgers. There is a hinged inspection door at the
back for cleaning and inspection of sick or rescued
hedgehogs. The house comes complete with vent pipe and
instructions. The new, improved version has a much bigger
back door to make it easier to clean out and more friendly
Buy this house online from: Amazon.co.uk
The Hedgehog Lodge
Specially designed for hibernating
hedgehogs. Made from solid 21mm redwood throughout with
no ply, chipboard or particle board this house will last for
years, the outside is light pine preserve, the roof a dark
oak preserve both are animal friendly. Features: 15" deep,
18" wide, 14" high to 8", opening tunnel of 5" wide by 6"
high, to the front on the left you will see a vent hole
covered with galvanised steel mesh to allow air flow for
hedgy without it getting blocked by leaves during
hibernation, the floor is slightly raised to stop the floor
getting to damp in the winter, but allowing hedgy easy
access. This will make a great addition to any garden and
for the price you get top quality that will last many years
to come, why buy a cheap plywood box when you can have 21mm
solid redwood! The complete roof is hinged on two brass
hinges allowing easy cleaning and good watching of injured
or sick hedgehogs, also there is a lock on the roof to
prevent predators gaining access.
Wildlife World Hogitat (HH5) is designed to be an attractive
natural home and safe retreat for hedgehogs. It features a
sturdy, rust-proofed steel frame, a waterproofed roof with
an attractive natural finish, and a predator defence tunnel.
Specifically designed to blend into the garden setting, the Hogitat has an attractive natural appearance that will
comfortably nestle into any garden environment.
Principally natural materials and appearance. Economic yet
effective safe retreat for hedgehogs, or small mammals.
Buy this house online from:
Hedgehog House with Hinged Inspection Roof
Ideal for summer use and winter hibernation
EcoSheet roof provides greater insulation against extreme elements
Large deep bed chamber and predator baffle
Hinged roof allows you to keep an eye on occupant and easily clean the
Wildlife World also sell a purpose-built
feeding station (HHF). It is a perfect size for 2 bowls of food and
allows a large hedgehog to eat easily. It has a maze-like entrance to
prevent cats and foxes etc stealing the food. Hedgehogs can be messy
eaters, so put plenty of newspaper on the floor of the box
It will be available from all good pet shops, garden centres and online
stores that also sell the rest of their range.
Please encourage your pet shop or garden centre to order it from them.
It is an ideal size to also use as a hedgehog house, so is a dual
Ark Wildlife Hedgehog Feeding
Station, Our hedgehog feeding
station will keep hedgehog food and
water out of the elements and prevent
other animals such as cats, dogs, foxes
or even birds from stealing the
This is a full size hedgehog feeding
station with 2 x protected entrances,
hinged eco-sheet roof with roof stay for
easy access to fill water and feeding
bowls, as well as inspection and
cleaning. The interior is large enough
to hold 2 x dishes and a number of
feeding hedgehogs simultaneously. The
height of the feeding station along with
the predator protected entrance holes
stop even the most determined cats from
getting to the food, giving the
hedgehogs a peaceful safe place to eat.
Built from solid timber with screwed
joints and eco-sheet roof and floor,
this unit is designed for many years
maintenance free use. Hedgehogs are
naturally very messy eaters and the
clever design means that moving and
cleaning the hedgehog feeding station is
simple, with no nasty corners to collect
The Hedgehog Care Home 'Hogilo'
hedgehog house is a purpose built
nesting box and habitat for
hedgehogs which can be used as a
sheltered hedgehog feeder instead,
It is an ideal house
for injured or rescue hogs due to
the design of the house, which
allows for easy inspection and
• Manufactured from durable FSC
timber and Recycled Plastic
• Wooden interior for
'breathability' and condensation
• Lid & sides made from recycled
• Lid easily swivels over to expose
large inspection and cleaning hatch
• Lid incorporates wooden 'plug' to
insulate hatch aperture
• Overhanging roof and porch
• Raised battened feet to prevent
• Predator-resistant entrance
• Can be used as a safe feeding
Now you have hedgehogs living in your garden. Why not
help more of them and have more houses?
Check our Amazon store for more houses and other useful
items for your hedeghogs and other garden wildlife
For any other item that is not shown in the store, please
click on the powered by Amazon logo to go to the Amazon home
page and search from there
or follow THIS LINK
Other purpose-built hedgehog houses can
also be purchased online or by phone from:
Ebay.co.uk always have lots of
different houses for sale
You can also buy from good pet shops
and many garden centres
Any of the
houses you buy need to be covered in roofing felt to protect from the
weather and prevent leaks. Please don't rely on the small amounts that
the manufacturers put on.
Where to put the house
The ideal place for the house is under a hedge, large
shrub or similar concealed place to make it as natural as possible.
Never put it in direct sunlight. Behind a shed or in a quiet shady
corner is fine if you haven't got any bushes or shrubs.
a couple of slabs under the hedge to protect the box from the damp
ground and keep it fairly level (cost about 90p each from your local DIY
store), then put a rubber doormat with holes to allow drainage on top of
the slabs, with the box sitting on the mat, this allows rain water to
run away under the box without any danger of the box getting flooded.
*** click to enlarge the pictures***
These show nesting boxes hidden under shrubs in a
garden, covered with roofing felt to keep them warm and dry
Fill it ¾ full with hay and your hedgehog will soon take
up residence. It may take a few weeks for the hedgehog to adopt the box,
but rest assured it soon will. Often during the summer the box will be
used by a mother to have babies or as a temporary shelter for the odd
night or two and then during the winter a hedgehog will take up
permanent residence and hibernate safely & successfully..
When you first put it down, check after the first rain
storm that there are no leaks, we found that what we thought was a
waterproof house wasn't, the felt had slipped when I placed it. If the
felt tears or cracks then just place another sheet over the existing
one, a couple of layers make for good insulation.
It is a very good idea to keep a spare sheet of felt or
tarpaulin and a bag of hay around for emergencies .
Please try to put a box or other shelter down early in
the year so the hedgehog can get used to it and knows it's there,
there is bad weather before hibernation time.
Once the house is being used, it just needs a quick
clean clean out twice a year, in March/April when the hedgehog wakes up
from hibernation & again in September/October before the hibernation.
Just take out all the old hay and give it a quick wipe around with a
safe disinfectant (one you would use on your food preparation surfaces
or one sold especially for animal use) DO NOT USE BLEACH,
then refill with hay.
If you have hedgehogs visiting your garden & can't build
a proper house then any shelter is better than none. A good quick
alternative is to lean a piece of plywood or board against the shed
wall or similar sheltered place at 45º angle, put another piece raised
on bricks underneath it as a floor and place a tarpaulin or piece of
roofing felt over to make it waterproof, leaving just a small entrance at
end. Fill with hay and hope that a hedgehog will use it.
How to build a hedgehog House in a couple of hours
A quick and easy way is to buy a box similar to that
shown below (House A) from one of the big DIY stores like B&Q , who do
self assembly Pine Storage boxes for between £10 & £15 depending on size
Just assemble it, cut an approximately 5" square hole in
a corner of one of the sides and cover the entire box with a sheet of
roofing felt or plastic sheet/tarpaulin, (however tarpaulin being
lighter weight will need to be very securely held down) leaving a raised
gap around the hole, like an awning so the hedgehog can get in, but the
water can't. Put a couple of bricks on the box roof on top of the felt
to prevent it slipping off or being blown away.
If you build a tunnel entrance as is shown in house C
below, then drape the felt all over with just a gap for hedgie to get
If you can't build a tunnel entrance, just place a brick
each side of the entrance to support the felt/tarpaulin so it makes a
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