The wicker Igloo House offers hedgehogs and other mammals a safe retreat from the many hazards of modern life such as garden strimmers, forks and tools, pets and other predators such as badgers and foxes. This habitat is much safer than the compost heap or bonfire where hedgehogs are in danger from get forked with garden tools or burnt alive.
The round painted steel frame has a water-proofed roof which is covered with a brush wood finish decorated with withy bands and camouflaged with moss trim.
Approximate Dimensions: 22 x 59 x 53cm
The igloo is more spacious than the Hogitat and can accommodate family groups such as mother and hoglets. The small entrance tunnel is designed to deter predators such badgers and dogs. The Igloo is predominately designed for shelter but may be used for hibernation if additional brushwood cover is provided over the igloo in winter.
Siting Locate the Igloo within cover, out of the prevailing 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. If boisterous dogs or badgers are in the area the igloo and may be anchored down for extra security.
Attractive and of a unique design, the original Hedgehog House provides a safe habitat for hedgehogs in the garden. Suitable for hibernation, breeding and Summer shelter.
Siting:Locate within cover, out of prevailing wind. Pile leaves and short grass around the House plus two hand fulls of short dry grass and leaves inside the box to start nest.
Important Information: These products are for wild creatures and as such, you should not expect immediate habitation. We suggest you carefully read the supplied instructions for siting and provide this product in a suitable habitat for the target species. The product can then be re-visited 6 - 12 months later, or in the appropriate season, to see if it is being used.
If after 24 months the product has not been used, it may be worth choosing an alternative location to site it and/or look to see what improvements you can make to provide a suitable environment for your target species (flowers, woodpiles, rough areas of garden etc)
Because many species of creature are constantly seeking refuge and safe nesting sites, you may find that an unexpected species is using your product - this is part of nature and all species should be welcomed as part of your wildlife garden.
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