Why are hedgehogs pests?
Hedgehogs are typically considered pests because they love to eat peoples' gardens.
Hedgehogs are small animals with spikes on their backs to protect them-selves from their predators, hedgehogs counted as pests, they can harm the newly planted trees and shrubs by using the their spikes. The government is removing the pests (Ferrets, Cats, Rabbits, Stoats, Hedgehogs, Fleas etc.) away from Motutapu Island because the pests hunt the native birds in New Zealand, and the other destroyed the plants on the island.
In todays world hedgehogs are only used for pets in the USA. But in the UK (Where hedgehogs originate from) they are put in gardens to catch bugs and other pests. Hedgehogs are Omnivores and incectivores. So you can imagine that they would love those bugs! Back a few decades they were put in kitchens to keep out little mice and bugs out of the kitchen. Yes, hedgehogs do eat baby mice (Depending on the…
Possums were introduced from Australia in 1837 to establish a fur trade. Ferrits, Stoats and Weasels were introduced in the 1880s to control the massive rabbit population. Goats were introduced for meat, to control weeds and to establish a commercial fibre industry. Hedgehogs were introduced to control garden pests.
Not really- a pet takes lots of care, and the friends' parents might disapprove. But it may be easy to feed your hedgehog. Hedgehogs are omnivorous. Here are the things that hedgehogs eat that you may find around your home. Outside - Insects, snails, mushrooms, grass roots, etc. Fruits - Melons, berries, watermelons etc. They are also good for getting rid of insects and pests.
The Hedgehog First Came To New Zealand When The Europeans Came Over They Were Originally Brought Here To Remind Settlers Of Their Home Land. But Then It Was Realised They Can Control Lizards Skinks But Now Are Becoming Pests " Garden Pests " Some People Like Them To Eat Their Slugs And Snails But DOC Is Saying " The Public Shouuld Not Think Of Them As Something Good "