Location, Location, Location...
Location is everything, we cannot emphasise this enough. When choosing a site to raise its family, any mammal will always put safety first.
Hedgehogs seem to have a sixth sense when sleeping in their nests. Even during deep sleeps their spines have been shown to react to approaching danger. This involuntary movement happens so that the hedgehog can use its only defence of curling into a ball should you or predators actually approach, touch or go inside the house. So once the Hedgehog House is situated in a safe place, please leave it alone.
If you follow our guidelines in securing a good location and fixing our Heavy Metal Hedgehog House securely, it can provide both a safe place to bring up hoglets and to hibernate, helping to keep hedgehogs safe throughout the year.
Please make sure you follow all of these instructions when finding suitable location for your house. You will be supporting a wild animal and it's important you allow it total privacy in its new home. You will see your new-found spikey lodger when it comes out at night to forage for food, so please enjoy these glimpses and the knowledge that you are helping a species otherwise in decline.