In this guide let's look at the best hedgehog houses for your garden.
I've compared safety, material, and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
Hedgehogs are declining at a shocking rate in the UK. On a par with tigers our native hedgehogs are struggling with habitat loss and we’ve lost a third of them since the millennium, but the good news is your garden can provide a lifeline.
A hedgehog friendly garden means the absolute pleasure of watching our prickly friends going about their business.
Start helping hedgehogs by creating a hole in your fence line, or by digging a tunnel beneath it, then put out a shallow heavy bowl of water and some cat biscuits to tempt them in. Throw away slug pellets, pick up your netting and create an escape route from steep sided ponds to establish a safe and welcoming environment for Mrs Prickles.
Once you’ve prepared these steps a hedgehog house is in order – because once hoggies realise your garden is safe, well-stocked and has a steady water supply, they’ll want to move in.