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Old 01-25-2011, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How long will food last?

I'm curious as to how long a 1, 2, or 5 pound bag of food lasts for your hedgie. I've heard that hedgies eat about 1-4 tablespoons each day, but obviously size and weight are two different things and I have yet to see an acceptable hedgie food measured by size and not weight.
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Anyone got a response for this? Please?
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I got my two boys I bought a 2.5lb mix from my breeder, it actually lasted about 2 months, possibly more. I bought another bag and then realized Gin was getting too fat, so I started making my own mix and it's been working great.

So for one hedgehog, a 1-3lb bag, will last you a good amount of time. You want to avoid something like a 5lb bag because in the time it takes your hedgehog to eat it all, it could start to "go bad" and lose all it's nutritional value.
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My little guy eats anywhere between 15 and 20 grams of food per night depending on how much wheeling he's done and just being hungry. The food I get comes in a 1.4kg bag (3 lbs). I'll highball it and say he always eats 20g each night. So for my guy, a 1.4kg bag will last 70 days (roughly 3 weeks per pound).
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Thanks! That was very helpful
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