Commercially Available Hedgehog Food
I find it totally shocking that so many commercially available hedgehog diets are packed full of unsuitable ingredients, with many based on peanuts and mealworms.
Mealworms have been linked to metabolic bone disease in hedgehogs, which is truly horrible.
Take a look at this YouTube video upon the subject from Vale Wildlife Hospital:
Nuts are unsuitable too - a hedgehog's mouth shape means that nuts and seeds can present a choking hazard.
Yet so many shop-bought hedgehog mixes contain large amounts of both.
It's a wonder that there isn't a regulation about what commercial hedgehog food can contain.
Reading the label before purchasing is a must!