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Hi simbo65

Not being a food scientist, I’m sorry I wouldn’t be able to say from a list of ingredients! The only thing I can suggest is to contact the makers and ask them to justify their choice of ingredients. The thing I find interesting is that there is no mention of calcium or phosphorous which are the two minerals, imbalance of which, is implicated in the metabolic bone disease problem.

I have heard claims that it is recommended by wildlife hospitals, but it seems there are other hedgehog foods which make similar claims, so it may be a case of which wildlife hospitals and how much they might know about food science.

I think it is partly a matter of trust, but I don’t think it does any harm for hedgehog food manufacturers to know that we care about what we are feeding the hogs, and to make sure that they are doing their very best to provide good ingredients for them.

Having said all that. The very best thing for the hedgehogs is for them to be able to find wild food for themselves. That will be better for them than anything we can offer them. So improving and increasing (by creating hedgehog highways) of their habitat is of huge importance for the future of hedgehogs