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.
What do Hedgehogs Eat
It never happened before but today was different. There was no usual movement of spikes in the cage, some raisins left uneaten, and Prickles, the hedgehog, was lying on its back. You touched it and there was no response. You poked it again, but the same reaction came. Your heart raced. Prickles was dead.
And that was the end of the dream.