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Old 09-29-2013, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today I was watching TV with Martin and I had a bowl full of pretzels next to me that I was eating. I feel like a bad hedge momma, but I guess I just didn't notice he's crawled to them until I caught him licking and nipping at one. I don't think it's dangerous but just to be safe, is salt dangerous for hedgehogs?


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Old 09-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't worry. He was probably attracted by the new smell and/or taste. You do have to be careful about that kind of thing. I would not feed a pretzel, but that minor sampling is likely nothing to be at all concerned about.
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I think its fine as long as the pretzels are not given to him as treats or such a small taste of salt wont kill him.
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Thanks! Normally I do better about keeping tabs on the little guy but his snacks are all mealies, no pretzels involved


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Hah! Yeah, I had that happen with popcorn recently. From the various snack-guides, salt isn't toxic in small doses, but it isn't healthy to regularly feed.

More anecdotally, a friend had a hedgehog who would only play with a pringles can, and although I'm sure he licked salt regularly, lived to the grand old age of 7.
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