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Old 03-29-2019, 05:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think the biggest reason is probably to stop new owners giving their hog too many at first when they arent sure how active, or how fast they gain weight to be fair.
Also as most hedgehogs still need to get the hang of using a wheel for the first few weeks they arent getting as much exercise, and mealworms tend to be the first insect they are given - not always though of course.

This is only my take on it though because I've seen more expiernced owners feeding like 10 a night (depending on the hog) and then telling the new owners to only give 5-10 a week😂
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