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Old 12-02-2012, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My family feeds our two cats 'Maintenance Cat', a dry food brand made by Kirkland. I plan to get a hedgehog in the future, and figure it would be easiest to feed my hedgie the same food my cats consume. Any idea how good this is for hedgies?

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I don't know too much about what nutrients/ingredients hedgehogs need in their diet, so I figured I'd ask.

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The ingredients look good! I couldn't find a nutritional analysis though - do you know what the protein and fat content are? Protein for hedgehogs should be 28-35% and fat should be around 12-15%, but that varies a bit more depending on hedgehog, their energy level, etc.
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I actually considered getting this cat food for my hedgehog, but it's too much food for just one hedgie lol. But splitting the food with cats would work

I love this food for my cat (well, my family's cat that I no longer live with). The ingredient list is great as far as I can tell, and my cat loves it. She's always been a tad small, and put on a little weight after starting Kirkland food, but she looks better and I know she's eating better than the crap my dad used previously.

here's a link to the ingredient list/nutritional info: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakko/2...n/photostream/

Maybe you could mix it with another food type? The Fat level is a tad high.
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It is on the high side - you could start a baby out with it, but it'd probably be a good idea to mix it with a low-fat food and keep an eye on weight. 20% is good for runners that have a hard time keeping weight on, but for average hedgies and couch-potatoes, it's definitely too high.
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Yeah, I noticed the fat level was a bit up there. One of my cats, Furgie, (I named her long ago...don't judge...) lost an abundant amount of weight, so we had to buy her a special kind of cat food. I may be able to mix that in but it's really expensive, and we don't get a whole lot of it...

I'd give you the brand name, however I forgot and we've ran out at the moment, so I can't go look at the bag to see what it's called. Sorry!
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