Eco Hedgehog House

An eco friendly and waterproof Hedgehog House. Completely secure with good water proofing and ventilation

We've added an Eco friendly roof to this Hedgehog House, made of 18mm composite recycled materials, which has the added benefit of being completely waterproof and rot proof. This lid is hinged and lockable.   Hedgehogs may use this box for hibernation amongst other things, so you may well find it in use all year round. 

The entrance is of a staggered design, making it hard for larger mammals or unwanted visitors to gain entrance. We've also added a sloping roof for water drainage, along with additional grooves on top of the side panels. A 3mm gap along the front provides all important venitlation for the hedgehogs (we find that holes often get clogged up, so we instead use a long narrow opening under the roof)

  • Thick solid wood sides for better insulation
  • 18mm solid recycled plastic eco roof, fully waterproof
  • Hinged roof makes it easy to clean and check on the visitors
  • Lock ensures it stays safe and secure from strong winds and predators
  • Staggered baffle entrance making it hard for any predators to gain access
  • Gentle sloping roof ensures water drains of quickly
  • Underside grooves to stop water getting into the house
  • All parts are torx screwed together making it a very strong and well built home

Its hard to tell when looking online what you are going to get, don't confuse this with other imported models on the market, this is a hand made, solid and strong hedgehog house made in the UK

General
Hole Size120mm x 120mm
Length500mm
Material:European Softwood
Roof TypeRecycled Eco roof
Suitable ForHedgehogs
Total height270mm
Width380mm
I bought one of your hedgehog tunnels for this model do we have to take off the piece of wood just over the door to fit the tunnel on? ( Helen, 16/10/2017 )
You should be OK leaving it on ( admin, 16/10/2017 )
Dimensions of a lot of other models (including on hedgehog web sites) appear to have 300 mm as a recognized standard height, whereas yours are about 260/270 mm. Is there any reason for this? ( Chris , 03/11/2016 )
Hedgehog houses vary according to who is making them and there are not hard set rules for any wildlife habitats, if you speak to one society they will insiust on one size and design , where as another will be different. What we tend to do is use elements of common sense and then using the materials available design a suitable habitat. The important thing to remember about hedgehog houses is the entrance size and ventialtion, providing the house has good ventialtion and the entrance is around 120mm x 120mm then it should be fine. If the hedgehog can walk through the entrance at 120mm high and have enough height after that to walk around and bed in it should be OK, if you go to high then you make it easier for cats and foxes to get into the house and hardere to keep warm in winter, its a fine balance ( admin, 03/11/2016 )
Hi.
When I read about making hedgehog houses, they usually advice to drill a hole for a breathing hole to aid ventilation. What's your take on this as I notice none of yours have any. Are they needed? I've read it helps reduce condensation inside the box from the hogs breathing.
Thanks
( Adrian, 07/09/2016 )
You are correct they do need good ventilation, we find holes are not very good and get blocked easily by mud and leaves, our houses have a 3mm gap at the front of the lid all the way along, this reduces condensation and allows a good air flow inside the house ( admin, 07/09/2016 )
Hi. I'm not sure wether to go for the gold or eco - I hope it to be used for hibernation and breeding. Also is adding straw a benefit, I thought I read they would always bring their own bedding (same as me when going self-catering!)? ( Deborah, 26/08/2016 )
Both the gold and eco are suitable for hibernation, the gold is the best seller if that helps although both are similar in size
Yes you can put some bedding in bits of old grass, leaves and twigs from your garden (if there nesting in your garden) hedgehogs like the surrounding smells there used to, to nest in but remember hedgehogs like to make there own nest/ bedding area so don't put too much in for them also make sure you wear gloves as hedgehogs don't like different smells such as human smell on their bedding.







( admin, 26/08/2016 )
Is the hedgehog eco house made from FSC untreated timber, and not treated in any way by you / the manufacturers?

Thanks
Simon
( Simon White, 19/08/2016 )
Hi Simon,

Yes its FSC timber

We do treat it with a wood preserve which is OK for hedgehogs amd other wildlfie

You can have it untreated if you wish just specify on your order

Many Thanks

Ricky ( admin, 19/08/2016 )
do you deliver to France?
Steve
( steve, 12/08/2016 )
Hiya Steve,

Unfortunately we do not deliver to France, but we can arrange a UK based address to deliver too,
then you would have to arrange the rest of the delivery to France.


Many thanks,

Chris Leedham

( admin, 12/08/2016 )
I had a plastic hedgehog feeding box that has just been completely wrecked presumably by a fox. The plastic lid was reduces to shards. Which of your boxes would be the most fox proof? The plastic lid worries me! ( Gill Lawford, 06/06/2016 )
We cannot comment on the one you had but the plastic lid we use is 18mm thick and very unlikely to be damaged by any animal, the best option for a feeder would be our eco hedgehog feeder, for a house the eco house or golden brown are the most popular. All of these have locking lids and are heavy wooden construction so should be OK if you have foxes, if for any reason the fix still manages to tip the feeder over then place a paving slab on the top of the box to make it more secure. ( admin, 06/06/2016 )
After doing some research, I have been directed to your site for a Hedgehog home.

From looking at your products, which would you consider most suitable for a general hedgehog home?...obviously you have this Eco house, the Gold house and the Rescue house, which all seem very similar.

regards, Tom
( Tom, 21/02/2016 )
The eco and gold are both ok for a regular hedgehog house, the rescue is designed for sick and injured hedgehogs ( admin, 21/02/2016 )

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Eco Hedgehog House

  • Product Code: hdgecohs
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Delivery Status: Delivery on or after the 4/1/19
  • £52.00
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