Hole in your fence

Hedgehogs need to be able to roam far and wide in search of food, mates, and nesting sites - the average hedgehog roams 2km a night! Get together with your neighbors to make a hole in your fence or dig a channel beneath garden boundaries to connect your gardens.

 You will need:

  • A fence panel

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

  • Coping saw

  • Sandpaper

 

Step 1

If your neighbor is happy, remove a fence panel.

Step 2

Measure and mark a 13cm x 13cm hole at the bottom of the panel.

Step 3

Using the coping saw, cut out the marked hole.

Step 4

If there are very rough edges, use sandpaper to smooth them down

Step 

Put your fence panel back. Your hedgehog highway is now open for business!

Hedgehog House

A hedgehog house provides a safe habitat for hedgehogs to sleep, nest and hibernate, throughout the year. The basic design enables hedgehogs to enter and exit the box but prevents larger mammals, such as cats, foxes, and badgers from getting in. This keeps hedgehogs safe, meaning they always have a little bolthole in your garden when they need it.

Feeding Station

A cat-proof hedgehog feeding station is super easy and cheap to make! A 13cm square hole in the side and place a brick in front - this will deter cats but the hedgehogs will weave in and out.

Always leave out a dish of water and put some dog/cat or hedgehog food out, just don’t forget NO mealworms, bread, or milk. 

For more information on feeding, hedgehogs click here.