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Build a Hedgehog House

December 10, 2018 | Post | No Comments

Hedgehogs are mostly in need of houses in which they can easily hibernate, breed or even sleep. These factors are rather necessary for the survival and good health of the hedgehog. However, such a site is very necessary are better if ventilated, warm and waterproof. They should also be made safe from predators as well as being disrupted by mankind. There are various places that the hedgehogs are used to but these places rarely available in the modern world. This makes it suitable to have a house for the hedgehogs. This article will look into hedgehog houses.

hedgehog house indoor

There are those places that hedgehogs are used to. Such places include the derelict buildings, fallen trees as well as hedgerows. It has been discovered that for a very long time, a large number of hedgehogs end up being injured by fire, forks, mowers and trimmers. This is because these animals are known to always seek refuge in long grass, compost heaps and thickets. Moreover, it has been discovered that the survival rate of hedgehogs during winter is very low with 28% of these animals dying during this period of time. When the weather gets severe, more of the hedgehogs tend to die because the weather becomes less suitable for their survival. The weight of these animals results in their degree of survival. Those that have more weight tend to survive much longer than those that have less weight. (more…)

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