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Hedgehogs are attracted to gardens with a good food supply. Native insects are their natural diet, but supplemental feeding is very welcome. Native shrubs, low growing foliage and flowers will pull in the insects and hedgehogs will follow for a meal.
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Firstly, you should never, ever give a hedgehog milk because they are lactose intolerant and will develop diarrhoea which can be fatal. Join us while we look at the hedgehog and discuss their dietary requirements. We’ll cover how much protein and fat they need as well as what foods lead to obesity and other health problems for the hedgehog to help you maintain a healthy diet for your pet. Did you know that all hedgehogs are considered exotic pets? It’s true! Some regions of the world even have bans on owning hedgehogs as pets, including the domesticated breeds. In fact, there are only four domesticated breeds of hedgehogs that can be kept as pets.We’ve talked about slug pellets already, so here are 9 other problems native hogs are facing in the UK. 1) The Wrong Foods A tidy garden full of slug pellets means no food and well meaning gardeners who put out piles of mealworms, cakes, pastries and other bits don’t really help because the hogs fill up on fat, sugar and all things bad. Obesity and rotten teeth means a hog will struggle to survive.
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You can make a big difference by creating a hedgehog highway into your garden. A 15cm x 15cm hole in the bottom of your fencing is enough to invite hogs to your insect and slug banquet. If you have concrete footers dig a tunnel beneath the concrete, use a concreate breaker or consider removing the bottom slats of your garden gate for access.
Bonfire heaps are ideal accommodation for all kinds of wildlife, and a hedgehog will be delighted to find yours. Before you light the heap turn it over, or better still, build and burn it on the same day. Hogs won’t try to run from the flames, they will curl up and burn to death. 6) Ponds Mealworms are like sweets for hogs. They love them without exception, but they are devoid of any useful nutrients, are high in phosphorous and low in calcium. Scientists have discovered hogs are getting metabolic bone disease (soft bendy bones) and loosing their teeth from the amount of mealworms they are consuming. The same goes for peanuts and sunflower seeds.