Introducing the Hogilo
As seen in the BBC Autumn Watch, Hogilo Hedgehog House is an eco-friendly home and feeding station – with long lasting benefits.
Where many alternative wooden structures suffer rot and water damage, the eco-friendly Hogilo made from recycled agricultural plastic and plywood inner (FSC timber) is a more weather-proof option.
Constructed neatly with screws, this hedgehog habitat is a relatively light weight structure at only 3.85 kg.
Highly recommended by professionals
Hogilo is the preferred choice among the experts of the hedgehog world such as: vets, rescue missions and rehabilitation centres. It also enjoys direct endorsement from the UK Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Ideal for long term occupation
Well ventilated, Hogilo is a breathable home for hedgehogs and therefore suitable for long term occupation – even hibernation. Still, it is versatile enough for use as a feeding station.
Its unique figure-6 design with swivel lid provides easy access to keepers for:
- feeding and
- administering care – without too much disruption.
The Hogilo has an extended roof portion over the porch-like entrance (doorway is a little under 5 inches wide) and upon entry the hedgehog is met with a labyrinth-style tunnel into the inner chamber. This makes its design a deterrent for predators like cats and foxes.
Offering the resident hedgehog good protection from rain with a reinforced roof and battened feet (raising the floor off the ground) – the Hogilo well defensed against outdoor moisture.
Siting the Hogilo
If you hoping to adopt a local hedgehog by producing a convenient habitat for them in your garden, site the Hogilo in a naturally appealing location.
This would be namely under shrubbery, beside a hedges – or generally under cover and with the entrance facing an open clearing.
Place within the Hogilo some appropriate bedding such as hay or dry leaves.
For best results
Best times to prepare the Hogilo for attracting local hedgehogs? May – June, during the rut and October before hibernation. These are times when hedghogs will naturally seek after a home.
Has your Hogilo attracted unwanted attention? Has a rat moved in, perhaps? This is natural in a wild environment that you don’t always produce the most controlled or expected outcomes. Don’t fret – it happens. Just carefully remove the unwanted guest respectfully and clean out the habitat for a hedgehog.
Not getting any hedgehogs move in? Consider re-siting the hedgehog house, using hedgehog food, drinking water – keep going, don’t be discouraged. You have to be experimental for the best results.
All the best with your new Hogilo!