Hedgehogs

What to put in a hedgehog house

What To Put In A Hedgehog House

So you have your lovely new hedgehog house. What should you put in it? How can you make it more welcoming for prickly visitors? This is a question we get asked all the time here at Home and Roost. The answer is: it depends on what you are planning to use the house for.

Hedgehog facts for kids

Hedgehog Facts For Kids

Hedgehogs are really interesting creatures. I’m sure you can easily recognise one, and you’d never mistake a hedgehog for anything else – like a fox, or a cat? But what do you know about hedgehogs? Take a look at our hedgehog questions here and see how many new things you can learn.

Plants for hedgehogs

What Plants are Good For Hedgehogs?

If you want happy hogs in your garden, you need to have plenty of the bugs they like to eat. That means growing the plants that the bugs like to eat. The right plants can provide important hedgehog habitat too. So let’s look at which plants are best for hedgehogs

Can hedghogs climb

Can Hedgehogs Climb?

Some studies estimate that around 10% of hedgehogs die in ponds and swimming pools. Not because they can’t swim, but because once they are in, they can’t climb out. Then we have reports like this one of a hedgehog climbing to the first floor of a house, jumping into a bed, and biting someone’s toe

Do foxes eat hedgehogs

Do Foxes Eat Hedgehogs?

Every animal has predators. Everyone has to eat something. At the risk of going all “Lion King” on you, it’s the circle of life. But what about foxes and hedgehogs? They certainly live in the same kind of habitat. Foxes are carnivores and eat other animals. But do foxes eat hedgehogs? Should you be worried about your local hogs if a fox starts to visit your garden? Let’s look at the evidence.

Why are hedgehogs endangered

why Are Hedgehogs Endangered?

Hedgehogs are one of the oldest mammals on the planet. They are Britain’s only spiny mammal and a national favourite. But their numbers have fallen from over 30 million in the 1950’s to less than one million today. So why is an animal that is loved by everyone and has survived over 15 million years suddenly in so much trouble