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Hi Lorraine,
There has been a lot of talk about the problems with feeding mealworms to hedgehogs.
Some say don’t feed mealworms at all, others offer them occasionally. My view is that if you only feed occasionally and mixed with other food it won’t do any harm, but i am no expert on the subject. Mealworms fed exclusively i don’t think is a good idea especially to young animals.
I believe the problem is that mealworms can cause a depletion of calcium in the diet and adversely effect growth and development.
You could argue that if there is a potential issue why feed mealworms at all, hedgehogs can do perfectly well without them, but then you could argue the same with wild birds.