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Old 03-12-2013, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! I was just wondering what kind of a mix everyone feeds their hedgie on a daily basis. I'm open to some suggestions to try out. I've heard everyone say to mix two different kinds of cat food but which kinds? My boy is eating 8in1 hedgehog food mixed with some dried meal worms. I've heard that the hedgehog food isn't the greatest nutrition wise so what are some other options? I'm curious
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally order my mix from Moxieberry at Volcano View Hedgehogs. It's a mix of six foods:
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul (2 varieties)
4 Health
Simply Nourish
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Solid Gold

Pippin loves it. Since she's not an avid runner, I worry about her weight, but she actually maintains her weight quite well on this mix. Ordering from Moxieberry makes it relatively affordable too. If I should start having issues with her weight I know I can get help making the adjustments necessary.
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There was just a recall on 4 Health, so I would stay away from that.

My mix is Blue Buffalo weigh control (orange label) and Blue Buffalo Wilderness Duck (green bag). I have a few other foods thrown in for my runners.
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I use Purina One Smart Blend Chicken and Rice. That is what my breeder used and conitnues to use and that is what I have used since day one. Milo eats it up. I don't mix I just use that.
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I use Blue Buffalo freedom, and Solid Gold katzinflockin. They are both made in the USA and have only the most natural and whole some ingredients. Plus my Twiggy just loves it! No complaints there.

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Made in the USA is also something to look for.
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I use a mix of Katz n Flocken Solid Gold, and Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul Light as a base mix for my hedgies. Penny also had Innova Weight Management mixed in with hers, before she had her baby. Milton gets Wellness Core Turkey & Duck added, he's a runner and I have trouble keeping weight on him so he gets the high fat mix.
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Awesome guys, thanks for all your suggestions! My boy is only 7 weeks old so I'm not really sure how he holds his weight yet. I know that he likes the 8in1 hedgehog food but everyone seems to say that its crap on here lol. He loves himself some meal worms too! He goes crazy for them.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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8&1 hegdehog food really does suck. the ingrediants are not in the best interest of your hedgehogs health. I see it as Mcdonalds, it is food yes, but eating it day in and day out can cause a lot of health problems later on in life. It may taste good, but will not substane a good healthy Hedgie.
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