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Schwegler Hedgehog Dome
[390_4]

£86.95

The hedgehog is the oldest living species of mammal. The excellent protection offered by its spines have enabled it to survive relatively well for thousands of years. When in danger it rapidly rolls up into a ball and extends its spines, making it almost impossible to attack. This species only began to face serious danger in the modern age, with the introduction of many poisonous chemicals, over-cultivated landscapes devoid of hedges, undergrowth and piles of weeds, and excessive traffic. Hedgehogs like undergrowth, thick hedges and piles of wood, brushwood, hay or straw, where they can hide during the day or construct a nest. They also seek out old boxes, or make a home for themselves under stairs or in garden sheds.

Mostly they prefer slightly neglected gardens or plots of land which have not been sprayed with poisons and contain no slug pellets, which are fatal for them. The hedgehog is a nocturnal animal that goes in search of food at dusk. They are very beneficial to us because they consume what we consider "pests", such as snails, caterpillars, beetles, young mice etc.

Anyone who has a hedgehog, or a family of them, in the garden should do everything possible to enable these useful animals to remain.

A Hedgehog Dome from SCHWEGLER is ideal if you want to help the hedgehogs in your garden: just unpack it and place it in position, thatís all you have to do. The Hedgehog Dome offers the hedgehog everything it needs, except perhaps for food: a weatherproof cover, an insulated floor and soft hay in which to hide.

The SCHWEGLER Hedgehog Dome encourages hedgehogs to settle in a particular area and provides year-round shelter, including during the winter months. Detailed instructions are supplied.

Siting: Choose somewhere protected from wind and rain. Try and avoid placing the Dome where the animals have to cross a lawn because these are mainly damp at night.

Nesting material: Ideally fill with hay (supplied with the Dome) but alternatively use dry leaves and straw, as well as cut up newspaper and wood shavings.

Material: Insulating SCHWEGLER wood-concrete.

Colour: Brown protective coating for a balanced temperature.

Dimensions: Interior: l 44 cm x height 30,5 cm.

Entrance: 11 x 12 cm.


Weight: approx. 17 kgs.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 March, 2016.
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