Archive | April, 2014

They’re back!

18 Apr
One of at least eight hedgehogs in a feeding station next to a Hooked on Hooks' hedgehog house

One of at least eight hedgehogs in a feeding station next to a Hooked on Hooks’ hedgehog house

Not that they ever went anywhere. Yes, spring is here and our garden is teeming with daffodils and bluebells – and hedgehogs!

Having a garden positively grunting with hedgehogs is almost indescribably satisfying. Even more gratifying is proof that our hedgehog houses work. Not only have a number of hedgehogs taken up residence in our hedgehog houses, they have gone into hibernation and come out the other side, fit, healthy and unscathed.

But despite our own personal success with feeding and housing hedgehogs, recent reports warn that at the current rate of decline, hedgehogs will disappear entirely with 10-15 years. Just pause to think about that….

Very first day in residence in one of seven hedgehog houses dotted about our Wiltshire garden

Very first day in residence in one of seven hedgehog houses dotted about our Wiltshire garden

What can WE do about it? With the two most common causes of death hunger and cold, keeping a hedgehog house in your garden and putting out food and water will dramatically raise survival rates. Currently we have seven hedgehog houses, all occupied, with tenants in waiting! And that’s before new spring litters begin to arrive. And judging by all the grunting and tussling we’ve been seeing lately, it won’t be long before our personal hedgehog population positively explodes.

Hooked on Hooks’ hedgehog houses sell for just £45.00 and can be delivered or collected if you live locally. Otherwise, delivery needs to be discussed. Just email me – Steve Gamblin – at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk. Hooked on Hooks’ hedgehog houses are made from recycled pallets. The floor, ground runners, and tunnel floor are made from hardwood for extra durability. Runners are isolated from the floor with rubber spacers to help prevent rising damp! The removable roof is secured with anti-predator/wind-proof latches for safety.

Hooked on Hooks' hedgehog house, complete with anti-predator tunnel and waterproof roofing selling for just £45.00

Hooked on Hooks’ hedgehog house, complete with anti-predator tunnel and waterproof roofing selling for just £45.00

To see a range of Hooked on Hooks’ handmade hat & coat racks go to http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk.

 

 

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