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Old 03-31-2019, 03:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Size of the insects can have more or less, but it can also depend on how much and what they eat too. If your mealwrom eats loads (which from what I heard they tend to) then its potenitly going to be a bit more fatty but its hard to tell really

The dubia roach sounds a normal size though. They tend to be very big
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Size of the insects can have more or less, but it can also depend on how much and what they eat too. If your mealwrom eats loads (which from what I heard they tend to) then its potenitly going to be a bit more fatty but its hard to tell really

The dubia roach sounds a normal size though. They tend to be very big
So how many should I give per week?

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Do it by how much your hedgehog weighs, how active they are, and easily they put on weight.

If I took Holly for example.
Shes always put weight on very easily, shes active for at least 4 hours a night (not including her hour and a half playtime outside her cage) so per week I'd only give 10

A differnt example of my friends hedgehog
He does put weight very easily, hes active for about 5 and half hours a night (not including the 2 hours free roam) per week he gets about 25.

I left out weights because I dont know how much my friends hedgehog weighs, and I cant find where I wrote Holly's weight

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Hey! It’s not a good idea to give meal worms everyday, as some hedgehogs will refuse to eat their regular food and only want worms, and it’s probably not very good for them. I’d avoid everyday, since they’re supposed to be a treat and not a meal.
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Hey! It’s not a good idea to give meal worms everyday, as some hedgehogs will refuse to eat their regular food and only want worms, and it’s probably not very good for them. I’d avoid everyday, since they’re supposed to be a treat and not a meal.
Hedgehogs can have mealworms everyday. They should have a wide verity of insects, and they dont need to eat loads of the cat food. They do need the cat food yes, but at least half their diet should be insects, and mealworms are included in this, the amount and how often they get the mealworms is dependant hedgehog, and how active and how much weight they gain. Hedgehogs are insectivores, cat food is like processed food for them, but its main reason for being there is to make sure the hedgehogs get all the right nutrients, and stop them for having a nutrition deficiency.

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