Unsafe Foods for Hedgehogs


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 but should be limited to avoid negative impact on their health.

  • Nuts and seeds (and other high-fat foods)
  • Bread
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Celery

 No single ingredient provides the best protein balance for your pet, which is why we have formulated diets to meet the specific needs of hedgehogs. For more information on foods that are safe to feed to your hedgehog, see our article on Feeding Hedgehogs.


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Please Note: Exotic Nutrition is not in a position to provide specific health and care guidelines on an individual basis. Please visit our animal info tabs or consider purchasing a care guide book for additional information. If you have a health or pet emergency issue, please notify your veterinarian or a specialized technician.