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Old 04-01-2017, 07:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi is this good for hedgehogs beaphar igelfutter hedgehog food
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The link I found did not really have a very clear ingredient list. But hedgehog foods in general are not good - they either have very poor ingredients or they have ingredients that are not good for hedgehogs. The picture of the food shows whole nuts and dried fruit, which are both choking hazards. So no, it does not look good for hedgehogs, I would not feed it.
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This food is formulated for wild hedgehogs in the U.K. and isn't appropriate for our pet hedgehogs.
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Beaphar is a Dutch brand which sells medicine and such for pets (it's being sold in several European countries), but they also have food like this for pets and wild animals - this one's specifically designed to fatten up wild hedgehogs for hibernation (and afterwards). It's not suitable for our pet hedgehogs.
They recently changed their formula I believe, lowered the fat %, upped the protein % and removed the dried fruit to avoid tooth problems.
Still most of it is grains and other fillers, so the ingredients aren't very good (although it's usually recommended to feed it together with meat or eggs). It's more of a very rich "kickstarter" food for wild hogs who need to gain weight and energy.
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Thanks for the advice. Guess i will stick to tropifit atelerix for now
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