Build a hedgehog home

Age 6+

Activity Type

helping wildlife

Activity Season

summer autumn

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How to build a hedgehog home

Follow these simple steps to create a hedgehog hogitat.

Hedgehogs need somewhere cosy to snooze through winter. Make them a hedgehog house!

  • All you need is a wooden crate, lots of sticks and fallen leaves
  • Make sure it faces away from northerly and easterly winds
  • Tuck your hogitat into a quiet, sheltered spot where the hedgehog won’t be disturbed

If you spot a hedgehog during winter, leave some food – like dog or cat food – and water nearby.

Never give hedgehogs bread or milk - it can make them very poorly.

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