Hedgehog house 

Hedgehog house

Hedgehog house

Two morphs of hedgehog occur in the Central Europe - European hedgehog and Northern white-breasted hedgehog. European hedgehog is slightly larger and it can be distinguished from the further morph by its regularly stripped and neat prickles. On the contrary, Northern white-breasted hedgehog has irregularly stripped prickles that d...

Hedgehog house

Two morphs of hedgehog occur in the Central Europe - European hedgehog and Northern white-breasted hedgehog. European hedgehog is slightly larger and it can be distinguished from the further morph by its regularly stripped and neat prickles. On the contrary, Northern white-breasted hedgehog has irregularly stripped prickles that don’t grow in order.

Hedgehogs are welcome visitors to gardens. Their diet is mainly composed of invertebrates, slugs, bugs and other insects. Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals so it is possible to hear them puffing and stamping during this time of the day. During the day they search for a shelter in less accessible places. Their nests are padded with grass or similar material. Hedgehogs need more space than ordinary garden can provide. It is essential then to create at least 10 cm wide gap in a fence in order them to move freely between a garden and other places.

In hedgehog homes hedgehogs nestle safely during the day and hibernate during the winter. Undisturbed sleep is a guarantee of a long and happy life. Homes are mostly covered by twigs and in winter by insulating materials (such as leaves) to enhance safety and to achieve a more natural look.

For the sake of animals ‘health it is vital to provide them with an access to fresh air (e.g. simply by using a piece of garden hose – be careful about the water leakage).

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