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Old 10-16-2008, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default fresh fruits/ veggie vs kibble ?

is it an absolute must to feed hedgehogs kibble besides fruits veggies and bugs, or is it ok to feed her solely on fruits veggies and bugs ??
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If you feed a high quality kibble you get things you just don't get in fruit veggies and insects. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, pro-biotic/pre-biotic enzymes. Also it would be very difficult to know the fat and protein levels over time. Remember in the wild the average hedgie lifespan is only 2 years. The easiest way to increase that has been to provide a more stable, nutritious diet. So in my opinion a MIX of kibble with fresh fruit, veggies, and live insects as treats are the best way to increase the lifespan of a pet hedgie.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: fresh fruits/ veggie vs kibble ?

makes sence. is wet cat food (high protien, low fat) ok as a treat ? i'm having a hard time finding the foods on the list around here. these kibbles can be ordered online i would assume ?
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