The round painted steel frame has a felted water-proof roof covered with a brushwood 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 Hedgehog Igloo is more spacious than the Hogitat and can accommodate family groups such as mothers 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.
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.
Locate the Igloo within a 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.
- 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.