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Hedgehogs are nocturnal and welcome regular meals left out at dusk in a shallow dish. Wildthings Hedgehog Food is a selected blend of dried fruit, berries, nuts and crunchy nuggets that hedgehogs love - but most cats and dogs dont.
Hedgehogs are known as the gardener's friend as their natural diet consists of slugs, snails, caterpillars, insects and small invertebrates. Leaving out a suitable food, such as Spike's Dinner or Wildthings Hedgehog food, will help to encourage them to visit your garden; with their excellent sense of smell they can detect food at quite long distances. The traditional bread and milk is not a good idea as, although hedgehogs will tuck in and eat it, it can cause tummy upsets and diarrhoea. Hedgehogs enjoy peanuts but these should be fed crushed or as peanut granules (whole peanuts can lodge in the mouth and cause necrosis) and only in small amounts as large amounts over a period of time may cause brittle bone disease. Hedgehogs particularly need food and water in the autumn to build up their weight ready for hibernation and in the spring when they come out of hibernation and, also, during hot, dry spells in the summer when their natural prey is in short supply.
Hedgehogs love this - it has dried banana with other fruits and biscut bits and I feel reassured the hegehogs are getting the nourishment they require. Was putting out cat food but this was attracting far too many other cats into my garden, far better with this and doesn't spoil........
Perhaps it is because it is Winter, but it is the birds and the mice that seem to be eating this.
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