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DIY hedgehog house help

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    Hi, I have a hedgehog living in the flowerbed in my courtyard, I’m getting confused with all the options for hedgehog houses (and don’t have time to make my own), on the hedgehog street leaflet download it says a simple DIY house can be made from an upside down plastic box, but then goes on to say it needs holes – so, does it mean a plastic crate type thing rather than a plastic storage box? I have some unused underground drainage pipe I could use to create a tunnel entrance but I’m hoping for some clarification on the type of box please
    Also, I’m happy to feed it but we have had a problem with rats and I really don’t want to encourage them, is there a type of rat proof way to feed them? 😊👍🏼Thankyou!

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    Nic

    Hi Peeb

    Some people use storage boxes (of varying sizes – ones with less depth may be better at discouraging cats), but you would need to make an entrance hole in the box and tape the edges so they weren’t rough for the hogs. You could potentially attach the drainage pipe to create a tunnel, although that would be more difficult.

    Re. rats, you pretty much can’t stop of them accessing any type of hog feeding box. If you could stop the rats, the hogs wouldn’t be able to get in. But here is a recent series of posts re. rats – you might find something helpful there.

    Hogs v Rats

    Good luck

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    Nic

    p.s. There is an image of a storage box with a pipe entrance in here: https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/help-hedgehogs/feed-hedgehogs/

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