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The hedgehogs there might not be eating the Spikes food or dog food because it is so different to the bird food and mealworms that they have been picking up. There are some hedgehog foods which they are more likely to take to if they’ve been used to mealworms, such as ‘I Love Hedgehogs’. (There are other similar brands available). This has actually recently changed the few mealworms they used to include in their ‘recipe’ for calci-worms and made some other changes to keep up with latest research. It seems to be just as popular with the hogs as it was before.
The problem, as I see it, with feeding calci-worms on their own, as opposed to in a properly balanced mix is that the hogs will be missing out on other nutrients which they need. As Jan Marie suggests, it’s better to go for a properly balanced mix. For similar reasons nutrobal etc. is probably not a good idea.
It’s a good idea to leave water out 24 hours a day. Large plant saucers are ideal. The birds will probably make good use of them too!
Good luck and let us know how you get on.