The Ark Hedgehog House with Hinged Inspection Roof for easy access and cleaning is no ordinary hedgehog house. Designed by Sean McMenemy following years of research and the assistance of hedgehog carers across the UK, this hedgehog house is packed with practical features.
Accordingly it provides an excellent balance between the hedgehog’s natural nesting needs and that of the wildlife gardener. No compromise has been made in terms of the requirements of the hedgehog in terms of nesting, breeding or hibernation. The house is fully insulated and water tight. However, we have added many additional features to ensure this Hedgehog House will give years of trouble free service in the garden.
Its Eco-Sheet (recycled plastic) roof provides excellent insulation against the elements and design features in the hedgehog house include an internal tunnel to prevent predator access, large, deep internal dimensions to provide greater warmth within the bedding chamber, foot rails to prevent damp, ventilation shaft prevents the excess build-up of condensation and damp. In all, our hinged inspection hedgehog house will give years of trouble free service and provides significant benefit to the hedgehogs visiting your garden.
The ideal place for the hedgehog house is under a hedge, large shrub or similar concealed place to make it as natural as possible. It should be out of direct sunlight and prevailing winds. A dry spot is preferable, such as behind sheds, a quiet shaded corner or under dense shrubs and bushes, as these are sites that hedgehogs would choose naturally.
Make sure the ground under the hedgehog house is well drained or ideally place it on top of concrete slabs to protect against any risk of flooding and half fill the chamber with dry leaves or bedding for the best chance of early occupation.
Delivered fully assembled: Simply place in a quiet corner of the garden, out of wind and rain, and wait for your first visitor.