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I watched a horrendous youtube video, which was filmed in a uk hedgehog rescue centre, with a hedgehog that couldn’t walk properly, he had been surviving on mealworms, and the hedgehog centre had no option to put him down.

There is no need to put mealworms down, as they really love wet dog or wet cat food anyway.

I put dried food down which they eat which is spikes semi moist, which a bowl full will last all night and feed all the hedgehogs that visit, with always some left over for the next night – but with the wet dog food, I only put a small dish out and only one hedgehog, the first that visits in the night, will get this as they gobble the whole lot up in one go.

So I don’t feel it necessary to give them extra treats, as I use the wet food as a treat.

Best to keep their diets simple, and only put down what is recommend by uk official hedgehog sits, such as BBPS.