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How do you make a hedgehog out of cardboard?

How do you make a hedgehog out of cardboard?

This is a very simple affair and easy to make. Get a big, thick cardboard box and cut two side air vents about 15cm by 5cm and an entrance about 15cm in diameter. Put some torn newspapers inside with clean, dry grass or straw on top and tuck the box near a hedge, if possible with the entrance facing South.

How do you make hedgehogs out of pine cones?


  1. Instructions: Place a pine cone down on an edge where it doesn’t roll.
  2. Take the piece of darker brown felt and cut out 2 small ears. Glue the face on the front of the pine cone and the ears on just above the head.
  3. These adorable little pine cone hedgehogs are a perfect fall craft!

How do you make a plastic hedgehog house?

Make a ketchup bottle bird feeder

  1. Saw, hammer, screwdriver, Stanley knife or a robust pair of scissors.
  2. Step 1 – Make a tunnel out of some scrap timber.
  3. Step 2 – Mark out the cutout on the plastic tub.
  4. Step 3 – Carefully cut out hole.
  5. Step 4 – Cover the edges with black insulating tape.
  6. Step 5 – Add ventilation and drainage.

Do hedgehog houses need a base?

There are various “ready-made” hedgehog homes on the market, including the one that can be obtained from our Hogalogue. We suggest a solid construction with a base and a tunnel or internal baffle.

Should hedgehogs be out in the day?

Hedgehogs are nocturnal and only come out at night. Generally, any hedgehog out during the day is probably in trouble and will need to be picked up and taken to a wildlife rescue centre.

What should I use to make a hedgehog cage?

Instead of a plastic bin, you use a prefabricated wooden box (just be sure it’s not coated in toxic chemicals), or you can make your own. At that point, all you have to do is decorate the insides to your liking.

Can you make a Hedgehog out of a wheel?

Unfortunately, many wheels are too small for hedgehogs, but with this tutorial on Pinterest, you can figure out how to build a hedgehog toy in wheel form so your hedgehog can run to their heart’s content.

What does a hedgehog do in the wild?

Hedgehogs love to forage and dig for their food, and in the wild, hedgehogs will travel several miles each night, so it’s important to provide enough opportunities for exercise and foraging for your spiky pet. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best DIY plans that teach us how to make hedgehog toys.

How much does a hedgehog dig box cost?

This budget hedgehog dig box from LifeLetters can be made for less than $10 and includes a range of textures designed to provide plenty of enrichment for your hedgehog. Ideas include hiding mealworms inside plastic eggs and using fleece strips to add interest.

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