Hedgehog Diet

Hedgehog Food and Nutrition

Hedgehogs are classified as insectivores, but in reality they’re omnivores, opportunistic feeders who’ll eat whatever happens along. Their diet in captivity should be high in protein and low in fat. While there are commercial hedgehog chow products available, many of these are simply re-packaged food for rodents, or the leftovers from making cat and dog food. In either case, these aren’t appropriate diets for a hedgehog.

Physical Characteristics of a Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are small spiny mammals that changes color from black to brown, in this article we will talk about Hedgehogs weigh, spines, behavior, teeth, diet, color and odor.


The typical hedgehogs weigh around ½ pounds and the African hedgehogs weigh around 1 pound. In the wild they live for about 3 to 4 years but as a pet they can live for 10 years.