The natural choice for your garden and pets
Natures Best Designs
Suppliers of handmade, high quality designs, keeping your pets comfort and safety in mind.
Tel: 029 20 657693
Tel: 0790 851 7261
NATURES BEST DESIGNS
029 20 657693 / 0790 851 7261
The old adage, the stronger and better its built, the longer it will last is no more true when it comes to our Hedgehog Boxes. Built like the proverbial outside lavvy, its guaranteed to last many winters keeping the hedgehog safe during its winter hibernation.
You can site the box as it is, in some secluded part of the garden, against a bank or fence. Or if you prefer, it can be buried under a pile of rocks, branches and leaves, with just the door showing. If you do this, a ventilation pipe made from an old piece of hose, must be fitted into the back. Push a piece of wire wool into the end to stop any bugs getting in. I can drill the right size hole before delivery, if you let me know.
Have you noticed how few squashed hedgehogs are seen on our roads these days. Road-
Reasons for their decline are easy to guess at. In rural areas, intensive farming and the high use of pesticides has lead to a significant reduction in their natural habitat and prey. In urban areas a single hedgehog needs about 6 gardens to be able to forage freely in to survive. Loss of habitat again through the modern desire to securely fence off gardens, building of patios and decks, tidier and new housing with smaller and smaller gardens. Combine all this with the inevitable increase in road traffic.
If you think or know that there are hedgehogs in your garden or area, there are a number of things that you can easily do to help them: Wryneck