It’s great to provide a safe and comfortable day house for hedgehogs to use during the day. A hedgehog house should be positioned in a quiet and sheltered area, away from any disturbances that could startle the hedgehog and with the entrance facing south if possible.
The house should be placed on flat ground, preferably in a natural area with some vegetation, and should have a waterproof roof to protect against rain and dampness. You can also add some dry leaves or straw to the interior of the house to create a cozy bed for the hedgehog.
It’s important to clean the hedgehog house regularly, especially if the hedgehog has been using it frequently. You can use gloves and a mild disinfectant to clean the house, and make sure to air it out for a few hours before placing it back in its original position.
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.
Remember not to disturb the hedgehog if it’s using the house during the day, as they need their rest. And never try to handle a wild hedgehog, as they may become stressed and can carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans.
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.