Hedgehog Food and Houses
What do Hedgehogs Eat?
Hedgehogs are also the gardeners friend; they have voracious appetites for many garden pests such as slugs and snails. Supplementing their diet with hedgehog food will not deter them from natural foraging, Hedgehogs ideally need to weigh around 600 grams before going into hibernation, and this ensures they have enough body fat resource to see them through the long sleep. Smaller Hedgehogs will still try and hibernate, if their body fat is too low, they will not survive, and a reliable source of hedgehog food every night will ensure they reach the required weight to hibernate. If you also place a hedgehog box in a quiet corner of the garden, you may even be rewarded by one taking up residence and potentially raising a family.