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Old 12-17-2013, 12:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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BTW hedgies don't require a grain free diet Here is a quote from the owner of Volcano View Hedgehogs
"Grain free foods are too high in protein, and hedgehogs, unlike cats, are designed to have "roughage" in the diet - so eliminating grains can do more harm than good. Healthy grains are best (oatmeal, barley, etc), but even wheat and corn in moderate amounts are fine, as long as the foods they're getting have more meat content"
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Thank you JulieAnne .. I did know that but when I got my Archie I asked myself where I wanted most of his protein to be sourced from.. I wanted it to be from meat and not grain.. The ingredients in feline food are listed with the ingredients in order but it is still listed in weight.. So my choice was to go grain free. He seems to be doing amazing on it
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Your choice just wanted to make sure you knew, and others were aware that they do not require a grain free diet.
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That's really interesting to know, thank you for that information I'll be adding in another food once the grain free one is fully introduced, so far she is doing really well with the couple pieces she's tried so far. When I pick a second food I'll most likely get one with some healthier grains, although I'd just like to add that the blue buffalo grain free food has a decent amount of roughage, in the form of peas and potatoes, so she isn't lacking with that, it's just that it isn't grain roughage. It has a 32% protein content as well.
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I avoid corn in all foods for my pets, feed grade corn is horrible stuff. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Agreed, which is also why I'm changing from the royal canin, although I was hesitant to because it hadn't upset her stomach again
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