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Hedgehogs have a simple stomach and intestinal system that is not built for a varied diet. Which contains so much that they mainly eat meat and insect nits and little vegetable food. Hedgehogs also lack an appendix, which means that food passes through their digestive system very quickly: the total process takes 12-16 hours for hedgehogs. Yet hedgehogs do have a large stomach and hedgehogs have been found with a lot of vegetable food in their stomach, which quickly causes confusion among many keepers. Hedgehogs are now no longer classified as omnivores, but as insectivores that feed mainly on insects, small prey, carcasses and fruit. In addition, many scientific studies support the fact that plant foods are relatively unimportant in a hedgehog’s diet.

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