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Suitable hedgehog house????

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    Hello, I’ve been given a round twig covered hedgehog house lined with plastic sheeting as a present. I know some rescue centres don’t like them as they say hogs can get caught in the sheeting. I’ve already got a wooden house being used- how do fellow hog lovers feel about the twig type??? Would appreciate any feedback-thanks.

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    Hi Superherb

    My personal preference is wooden hog houses, partly for the reasons you gave and partly because it’s easier to clean out wooden hog houses – with boiling water to kill parasite eggs. I suspect a good wooden one, whilst probably being more expensive, would last longer probably making them a better deal in the long run. I’m also not keen on the thought of hogs, i.e., hibernating in a plastic covered home because of potential condensation inside.

    But I think the potential of getting caught in it can depend a bit on how well a twig type one is constructed – the not so well made/possibly cheaper ones are more likely to have things which the hogs could get caught in. So I would give the twiggy hog house a good check over to make sure there is nothing hazardous for the hogs before you use it.

    It’s good to hear you have another hog house already tenanted!


    I would be inclined to make or buy a house that’s designed specifically with hedgehogs in mind.

    Something like this – it will give them the coverage they need, and they are also made locally, which is a bonus.

    You can make them quite easily too, but as mentioned – you need to make sure the home you’re making is safe for them!,look%20as%20natural%20as%20possible.

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