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Unsafe Foods for Hedgehogs

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Toxic foods are poisonous to hedgehogs and should be completely avoided.

  • Grapes

  • Raisins

  • Tea Tree oil

  • Chocolate

  • Avocado

  • Garlic

  • Potato

  • Egg yolk

  • Apple seeds

  • Citrus fruits



Unsafe foods are dangerous to hedgehogs because they can cause harm or injury to the animal due to their attributes.


  • Dairy products (they are lactose intolerant)

  • Foods treated with pesticides

  • Wild insects

  • Pineapple

  • Tomato



Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to hedgehogs but should still be avoided because of the negative impact on their health.


  • Nuts and seeds (and other high-fat foods)

  • Bread

  • Corn

  • Carrots

  • Celery


For more information on foods that are safe to feed to your hedgehog, see our article on Feeding Hedgehogs.



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