The wicker Igloo Hedgehog Shelter offers hedgehogs and other mammals a safe retreat from the many hazards of modern life – including garden strimmers, forks and tools, pets and other predators such as badgers and foxes. It is much safer than a compost heap or bonfire where hedgehogs are in danger from garden tools or burnt.
The round painted steel frame has a felted water-proof roof covered with a brush wood finish decorated with rattan bands. As the product is made from natural materials, the appearance may vary due to seasonal availability and environmental factors.
The Igloo is more spacious than the Hogitat and can accommodate family groups such as mother and hoglets. The small entrance tunnel is designed to deter predators such as badgers and dogs. The Igloo is predominately designed for shelter but may be used for hibernation if additional brushwood cover is provided over the igloo in winter.
Locate the Igloo within cover, out of the prevailing wind. Pile leaves or foliage around the house to further camouflage it. Place cut short lengths of dry grass or leaves inside as nesting material if boisterous dogs or badgers are in the igloo area and maybe anchored down for extra security.
Remember, hedgehogs are wild creatures; hedgehog houses should be covered over the winter for insulation. We recommend that houses are only checked and maintained annually; early summer is best.
- Rattan or natural brushwood style hedgehog houses with an open bottom are not suitable for Hedgehog Rescue Centres.
- We recommend Hedgehog Rescue Centres use wooden Hedgehog Houses where the roof can be opened when checking on or inspecting recuperating hedgehogs.
Dimensions: 220 x 590 x 530 mm
Materials: Steel frame, felt lining, rattan cover
Colour: Natural rattan/brushwood
Special Features: Natural appearance, simple and proven design