This wicker igloo style hedgehog retreat offers hedgehogs and other small mammals a safe haven, away from predators, and allows them a place to rest and recoup. Much safer than a compost heap or bonfire, the small entrance is designed to deter larger predators such as badgers, foxes and dogs.
The round, painted steel frame has a felted water-proof roof covered with a brush wood finsih decorated with rattan bands. Made from natural materials, each retreatis unique, and may differ visually due to the season or weather conditions.
This shelter is spacious and can house a family group, including a mother and her hoglets. Although predominantly designed for shelter, this retreat may also be used for hibernation if brushwood cover is provided. If being used for hibernation, this shelter will need to be insulated using brushwood.
Locate the igloo within a cover, out of the wind. Pile leaves or foliage around the house to further camouflage it. Place cut short lengths of dry grass or leaves inside as nesting material. The igloo can be secured to the ground if boisterous dogs or badgers are in the igloo area.
Nutley's tip: hedgehogs are wild animals and should not be disturbed. We recommend only checking your hedgehog retreat once a year, in the spring or early summer.
Measures: 22 x 59 x 53cm