Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 16. Super number of questions and answers 04/20/2022
A hedgehog lives on our site. She poured milk for him, and the neighbor says that hedgehogs should not eat it. How so?
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Answers senior researcher of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Olga Zherebtsova:
– It is a big misconception that hedgehogs love milk. They do not have enzymes to break down milk sugar – lactose, so milk causes indigestion. Hedgehogs can be fed with pieces of meat or fish, offal, boiled egg. They eat only animal food. Berries, fruits or mushrooms do not eat hedgehogs – this is also a myth.