Mealworms. No!

Worryingly a number of people have said that other rescues advised them to feed mealworms to hedgehogs, even going so far as to recommend feeding them exclusively mealworms!

Mealworms are bad for hedgehogs!

Please do not feed any mealworms to hedgehogs as you risk causing them serious pain and ultimately death. Mealworms are high in phosphorus and low in calcium, so the body tries to compensate for this by removing calcium from the bones.

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