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PetsAtHome Website Search For Hedgehog Food

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    Just did a search on PetsAtHome website for hedgehog food. Absolutely dismayed to see that the search included ‘mealworms’ amongst approved foods.
    I have emailed their customer service department (sorry – was going to paste the message here but lost it) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Basically, pointed out the error of feeding mealworms to hedgehogs (metastatic bone disease) and that kindly minded folk might buy mealworms believing they are helping.
    Have asked nicely if they would remove this link from the search (if any champions have a moment perhaps they would check and add their comment to the website.)
    PS – Do not clean your hog house too early! Started yesterday and there under the straw and amidst the fallen leaves was a hibernating hedgehog. Quietly replaced the bedding and all seems well. The world is going to hell in a handbasket but a sleeping hog can soothe your soul.

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    Hi Celeste

    Well done for letting Pets at Home know about the problems with mealworms and metabolic bone disease.

    Re. the hog in the box – females tend to come out of hibernation later than the males sometimes as much as 2 months later, so some could easily still be hibernating now. It’s really important not to clean out hog houses until you are absolutely certain there is no hog in residence, so well done for spotting the hog and replacing the bedding.

    I hope the hogs there do well. Happy hog watching!

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    Thank you! They seem to be thriving here. Lots coming through the garden feeding (and pooing!) and that one still hibernating in the hedgehog box.
    Neighbours to one side won’t be persuaded and have blocked their fence but the cunning little critters have free access from the front and back of my garden ๐Ÿ™‚

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