Hedgehog Diet

Hedgehogs are natural insectivores in the wild. Their diet consists of :

  • Earthworms

  • Beetles  & Larvae

  • Caterpillars 

  • Millipedes

  • Eggs & Carrion

  • Slugs & Snails

Whilst it is believed that hedgehogs eat only slugs and snails, it only forms a very small part of their diet. Slugs also carry lungworm which could get passed on to the hedgehogs. Lungworm can be a life threatening condition resulting in pneumonia and death when not treated.