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Old 03-30-2019, 01:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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From my understanding, it has to do with hibernation. Since captive bred APH don’t hibernate, they don’t need to build up fat. Many species of wild hedgehogs will hibernate, at least for a short time, and the abundance of insects with fat will aid them in the nutrient process. There’s just not a need for APH to require a high insect diet, and it can be costly for people without easy access to captive bred insects to facilitate this.
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