And now, what about a home for the hedgehog? Here we are. Here is ours. And we had a Hedgehog in residence.
It must have an internal dividing wall to stop other unwanted visitors such as fox and cat. Ours is lined internally with a roofing underfelt,
and externally with a harder wearing roofing felt as can be seen. With hinged roof and a gap to provide a vent you can easily look inside if the need arises.
But don't bother the hedgehog too much. And a good spot out of the direct sun is best. Ours is under the garden bench. Our hedgehog,
Speedy, liked it. Unfortunately, due to the wet spell this summer, Speedy caught pmeumonia and when I took him to the vet he was put down.
This was a very sad day in our house. He was well liked. When I went back to the hutch to clean it out, I found two baby hedgehogs. Speedy was
a she, not a he.
They are in good health and were named Spike and Harry by the people at Goddards Vets, and are pictured here the far left.
Harry and Spike were kept at the vets from the first month where they were hand fed before moving them back to a special run that I put together in our workshop
We hope Harry and Spike will be able to hibernate soon, and be released next spring.(Written Late 2004)