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Old 12-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Treats. Hedgies should love them. I know they should eat veggies and fruit. But… do I need to cook them, or leave them raw? ( Not raw meat, of course.) Do I need to cook carrots, broccoli, or lettuce? Cooked carrots seem softer… Than there's mealworms. Could I feed them he freeze dried kind? I don't think certain people living in my house would enjoy live mealworms. Or crickets, or any other bug. How often should I feed treats?
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Gently steamed for veggies.
I personally don't feed carrots because of their sugar content and broccoli because of the flowers.
I use watermelon and use it fresh.
Don't feed freeze dried mealies. They can't digest them properly.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you do much! How often should I feed mealworms, veggie, ect.
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Mealworms, even live ones, shouldn't be a problem. Just keep them in a plastic container and they can't climb out. You can feed them every night, and how many just depends on your hedgehog. You can start out with 1-3, probably. If your hedgie doesn't gain weight or start looking pudgy, you can raise the amount a bit. Just make sure you keep an eye on the weight. Veggies and such you can also offer nightly, anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon. Just make sure you only introduce one new food at a time and wait a few nights between new foods. Also, with carrots, I've tried offering them to Lily, but she thinks they're the devil, anyway. Her favorite veggie is peas, which I've seen is the same for several other hogs as well.
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