Hedgehog Hibernation Houses are designed to provide a safe and warm habitat for hedgehogs throughout the year, including the rearing of young hogs. Hedgehogs are known to hibernate during the winter months, so having a dedicated house for them can provide them with a cozy and secure environment to rest.
Providing access to food and water throughout the year is also crucial for the hedgehogs’ survival, especially during the winter months when natural food sources may be scarce. You can offer them a range of food options, such as wet or dry cat food, mealworms, or specially formulated hedgehog food. Make sure to also provide them with fresh water, as dehydration can be a problem for hedgehogs, particularly during hot and dry periods.
Additionally, it’s important to ensure that the hibernation house is placed in a safe and secluded area, away from potential predators and disturbances. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the house is also recommended to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria and parasites.
To make this easier we paint the inside of the house with three coats of “Constable Clouds” VOC Free, Antibacterial, Non-Toxic, Emulsion paint from Little Nights which also absorbs Formaldehyde. This also helps if using an Infra-Red Camera inside the house.
You can install one of our Hedgehog Camera Kits in the Hedgehog Day House or place a Trail Camera outside the station to monitor activity.
Overall, providing a Hedgehog Hibernation House with access to food and water can greatly benefit hedgehogs and contribute to their well-being but do not place food on drink inside the house.
Our Hibernation House is built very much like your own home because it has cavity walls filled with polystyrene. The external floor and roof are made from 18mm plywood whilst the walls are constructed with 25mm timber. Internally the floors, walls and ceiling are clad in 12mm plywood making this a very substantial, heavy structure and warm structure.