Hedgehog houses and hedgehog food for the garden
If you want to feed hedgehogs or set up a cozy place for them to spend the winter in the garden, here are a few ideas that will make the prickly little garden dwellers happy.
Helping hedgehogs through the winter: Tips – Image: Shutterstock / Mr. SUTTIPON YAKHAM
1. Protected place for hibernation: The Hedgehog House
For their hibernation, hedgehogs need a sheltered place where they are safe from the cold, wind and weather. The four-legged friends should also be shielded as well as possible from possible dangers such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, dogs and cats. A hedgehog house is a good idea for this. Place it on a solid surface, cover it well with leaves and the winter quarters are ready.
2. Hungry hedgehog? You can feed that
If you want to do something good for a hungry hedgehog, you shouldn’t feed it milk, as is often assumed. Milk is intolerable for hedgehogs and can even be dangerous to them. It is best to provide the carnivores with high-quality wet cat food or unseasoned scrambled eggs. Special hedgehog food is also commercially available and is optimally tailored to the needs of the small spiny animals.
3. For a change: wet food for hedgehogs
As for cats, there is also special wet food for hedgehogs. The menu, which is suitable for feeding throughout the year, contains balanced ingredients and important nutrients for hedgehogs. You can make the garden dwellers happy, especially in autumn, because when it gets cooler, it becomes more difficult for them to find something to eat.
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