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LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
Copied this from Facebook, just in case people are not sure what to feed hedgehogs on, this is not the right food.

Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,210
    Mine get Waitrose chicken cat food.

    Devon.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    There's posh.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    Mine get worms, slugs and anything else they find for themselves. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • sarinkasarinka BedsPosts: 261
    Can you give them milk? We always used to as kids.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,283
    edited July 2020
    Lyn said:
    Mine get worms, slugs and anything else they find for themselves. 
    Ditto. I know we love our hogs, but I've had hedgehog families in the garden off and on for years. Never felt the need to feed them. It creates dependency. I feel exactly the same about wild birds these days, used to feed them, stopped now and it saves me a fortune. Still have plenty of birds in the garden foraging natural food.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,283
    sarinka said:
    Can you give them milk? We always used to as kids.
    Only if you want to kill them. They can't digest milk or bread, they are hedgehogs!
  • sarinkasarinka BedsPosts: 261
    Poor little things, a life without brie.😱

    Ty for the info. 
  • tuikowhai34tuikowhai34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 701
    They are the gardener's mate, so the more you feed them, the less they will clean up your garden of snails, ear-wigs and other wigglies.  It's their delight to forage around for food.

    Interesting article @Lyn Thank you.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,452
    edited July 2020
    ‘Our’ hedgehogs come every night for their little fish of cat biscuits and a drink of fresh water ... but they spend most of their time rootling around in the beds, borders and veg patchpatch ... we get very little slug or snail damage 🤞 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    A dish of water is a very good thing to leave out for them, especially in the hot weather. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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