What does a badger eat?

The diet of the Eurasian badger consists largely of earthworms (especially Lumbricus terrestris), insects, grubs, and the eggs and young of ground-nesting birds. They also eat small mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds, as well as roots and fruit.

Similarly one may ask, what can you feed a badger?

Earthworms form the bulk of their diet, but they are also happy to eat cereals, voles and mice, and even wasp-nests and hedgehogs. There's no need to buy so-called badger foods for your badgers: they will be just as happy with dried dog food (preferably of the muesli type), or with a scattering of peanuts.

Do badgers eat eggs?

Badgers eat anything! Earthworms are very important food for them, but carrion, fungi, clover, small mammals, birds' eggs, insects, slugs and cereals all contribute to a very varied diet.

Can Badgers eat chocolate?

They will also eat seedless grapes, apples, pears, plums, plain peanuts or brazil nuts (no salt or chocolate), peanut butter sandwiches, a few Sugar Puffs. Remember, when feeding badgers you are essentially trying to replicate their natural diet (mainly earthworms with their high protein and high moisture-content).

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