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. Much safer than a compost heap or bonfire where hedgehogs are in danger from garden tools or the being burnt.
The round painted steel frame has a felted water-proof roof which is 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 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 area the igloo and may be anchored down for extra security.
- 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 wanting to check on or inspect recuperating hedgehogs.