Vitacrap should be removed immediately in any circumstance for an African hedgie. The pet store manager is wrong. There is NOTHING in hedgie food not found in cat food with one exception. Sunseed has chitin in it which is an insectivores natural fiber. Fiber is basically indigestible substances creating roughage for the digestive tract. If you read the labels and learn what every ingredient is you can show the pet store manager there is no difference. However some cat foods contain much more natural and wholesome ingredients. That is why most enlightened hedgie owners feed high quality cat foods instead of hedgehog foods.