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Advice on insulating hedgehog house

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    I’ve just built a hibernation box as per designs online, with a short tunnel leading to a winebox chamber. I’ll put straw and dry leaves in for bedding, but I’m wondering whether it would help any hedgehogs to stay warmer if I put a layer of aluminum-coated foam which I bought in a hardware store for other purposes. We are in northern France and the temperature gets down to around -10 to -15 for a couple of weeks or more.
    If yes, should it be the floor or the ceiling. Any thoughts?
    Picardie, France


    Hi Dave

    Anything you can do to make it warmer won’t hurt. You need to make sure though there is enough room for the hog. By the way as well as hay they like to use torn up newspaper ( dry )
    I would personally try to surround the house with the insulation and also underneath
    However, bear in mind that hogs have coped with your weather for years and they can make the best nests themselves

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