Making a hedgehog hibernation house
All a hedgehog needs for the winter is an undisturbed area away from the winter elements. Even a pile of leaves and twigs in the corner of the garden would be tempting to a homeless hedgehog.
For more salubrious accomodation try the following. Make the box from untreated timber and make sure the entrance tunnel is 10 centimetres square, no more otherwise dogs, cats and foxes can get in. The ventilation pipe should be covered with chicken wire inside the 'house' so that leaves and twigs cannot get inside.
Sick or injured hedgehogs
For information on the care of sick or injured hedgehogs you can contact:
Lincolnshire LN11 8PF
Telephone: 01507 450221
Elaine specialises in hedgehogs and will take any that are injured provided that they are delivered.