Hogilo Hedgehog House
The stylish Hogilo has been designed to offer hedgehogs a safe and long-lasting refuge. The choice of the Hedgehog Preservation Society for rehabilitating hogs and for re-releases.
A swivel lid provides easy access inside the Hogilo for cleaning, feeding, or tending to recovering hedgehogs. An overhanging roof and porch give protection against the rain and the raised battened feet prevent rot. The narrow entrance tunnel is just smaller than 5-inch square, once inside the porch, there is a further maze-style entry door before the inner sanctuary is reached.
The hogilo is made from recycled agricultural plastic on a plywood skeleton. The screwed construction techniques give strength and longevity ensuring the habitat can withstand crushing or strimming. The house may be cleaned if unoccupied after winter use. (Late March to Early April).
To treat the house for fleas use only organic Pyrethrum powers suitable for birds. Dog and cat treatments are too strong and may kill a hedgehog.
Locate the hogilo 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.