What do hedgehogs eat and drink?


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In the wild, hedgehogs are carnivorous and eat insects, snails, mice, worms, frogs and snakes. When kept as pets, hedgehogs can be fed a variety of commercial hedgehog foods as well as dry cat food. Both wild and captive hedgehogs drink water.

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What do hedgehogs eat and drink?
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While dry commercial foods should be the staple, a pet hedgehog's diet should be supplemented with vegetables, cooked meats, mealworms and crickets three to four times a week. Hedgehogs are not known to be over-eaters, so their food can be left out for free grazing, although the special treats should only be offered for up to 15 minutes and then removed.

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