Feeding the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus L.)-risks of commercial diets for wildlife.

  title={Feeding the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus L.)-risks of commercial diets for wildlife.},
  author={Angela Gimmel and Ulrike Eulenberger and Annette Liesegang},
  journal={Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition},
The supplemental feeding of wildlife is a worldwide phenomenon. The most widespread and socially accepted example is bird feeding. Commercial hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus L.) diets are readily available in Switzerland. To test the hypothesis that commercial hedgehog diets are nutritionally inadequate, the following parameters (as taken from the label) of five commercial diets (three dry and two wet) were compared to the natural diet of E. europaeus: List of feed materials, crude ash (CA… 
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