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Old 06-23-2009, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Weights a hedgehog should fall into

My hedgehog Priscilla was 450g when we got her at approximate age of 6 months. Now just about a year, she weighs 580g! She stopped using her wheel (new cake walk wheel from Reaper is on the way) and I feed her only 1 tsp wet and 1 tsp dry a night. Both Wellness.

Is she porky? Should I be strapping her to the treadmill or forcing her to watch Richard Simmons workout shows? I'd be really interested to know how much your hedgehogs weigh and if you know what weight range is healthy, please let me know.

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The healthy weight for an adult can be anywhere from 250 grams - 1000 grams. Can she roll into a complete ball? If she can't then she is fat. What is the percent of fat in her food?
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Weights a hedgehog should fall into

She has no problem rolling into a tight ball, the ball looks more round than the oval we started with in November 08.

Her food is as follows, according to wellnesspetfood.com...

Wellness Indoor Health (dry): 12%
Wellness canned food, varieties: 10%ish
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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... I feed her only 1 tsp wet and 1 tsp dry a night. Both Wellness.
I'd do a quick search on the forums. I remember reading something about too much/too frequent wet food being hard on the stomach/intestines...
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