Hedgehogs are known for their unique diet preferences. While they primarily feed on insects, fruits, and vegetables, there is some debate surrounding whether they can eat hornworms. In this blog post, we will explore the dietary habits of hedgehogs and uncover whether or not hornworms can be a part of their regular meal plan.
In the wild, hedgehogs have a diverse diet that mainly consists of insects such as beetles, worms, slugs, and caterpillars. They also consume small vertebrates like frogs and birds’ eggs when available. Additionally, hedgehogs occasionally munch on berries and other fruits found in their surroundings.
Hedgehog owners must replicate these natural dietary habits to ensure their pets remain healthy in captivity. A balanced diet for a pet hedgehog typically includes high-quality cat food supplemented with fresh vegetables and occasional fruits as treats.