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Old 07-20-2011, 02:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
HOGwarts
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Default Few questions for experienced owners

So, I have been doing my research and tons of it. I have recently got a hedgehog (so excited) and have some rookie questions. I have found many opinions to be helpful (which I go by), but I am now just looking for some more with answers directed specifically towards me. Anybody who answers this would not only be helping me, but also my hedgie!

-When using a liner, is it okay to have use CareFresh as a litter for a litter box? (I have been told that cat litter causes upper respiratory infections.)

-Is it better to get a bigger wheel (CSW) or a smaller, yet big wheel (CSBW)?

-How often should I feed my hedgehog food? Also, how many table spoons should I put in the bowl?

-Which method of heating is the most effective in your own opinion?

-Finally, please verify if this information is correct to see if what I have been told and am doing is safe.
-Throughout the week mix up how you feed your hedgehog this.

-Hedgehog Complete (hard food) http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-617 ... hogxxx.pdf

-Insectivore Fare (wet food) http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-617 ... refare.pdf

-Hedgehog Booster (sprinkle once a week on wet food) (I read that others do it daily)
-INGREDIENTS: LIVE SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE YEAST , CORN GLUTEN FEED, WHEAT MIDDLINGS, MALT SYRUP AND CORN SUGAR MOLASSES AND DRIED IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO PRESERVE FERMENTING ACTIVITY: SOYBEAN MEAL, DICALCIUM AND MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATES, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, D-ACTIVATE PLANT STEROL, (SOURCE OF VITAMIN D2), VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, NIACIN, RIBOFLAVIN, PANTOTHENIC ACID, THIAMINE, PYRIDOXINE, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B-12 SUPPLEMENT, SODIUM SULFATE, MAGESIUM SULFATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, FERROUS SULFATE, ETHYLENE DIAMINE DIHYDROIOIDE, COLBOLT CARBONATE, MAGANESE SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE.

MINERALS: PHOSPHORUS (P) NOT LESS THAN 1.45% CALCIUM (CA) NOT LESS THAN 1.50% CALCIUM (CA) NOT MORE THAN 2.50% IODINE (I) .40% SALT(NaC1) 0.00% ASH NOT MORE THAN 15% ADDED MINERAL NOT MORE THAN 10.50% CAUTION: THIS PRODUCT IS A SUPPLEMENT TO, AND NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SOUND NUTRITIONAL PRACTICES.

-Glider-Cal (sprinkle twice a week on wet food)
-Ingredients: Calcium carbonate 96.5% Magnesium carbonate 3.5%
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