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09-25-2011 11:12 PM
CoxMD
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

I am really looking forward to a new list! I think this is a great project and well worth the effort. With so many brands out there, especially at large chain stores, a compilation such as this will help greatly.

Once you get this all put together, a list containing all good "senior" hedgehog diets would be great if it was do-able. IE smaller kibble size, easily digestible and tasty etc for those of us with aging critters. Many cat foods (okay, all of the ones that I've seen- I'm no expert) don't give you an idea of kibble size and hardness in particular. TWCOGAR, maybe this will be helpful, and maybe it won't, but I'll throw it out there anyway. Let us know when the survey is open to us less experienced folk!
09-25-2011 10:26 PM
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

Alrighty I am no longer requiring people who submit to the survey put the ingredients or analysis as long as they provide the brand name exactly

I finally got approved into the IHA so I'll be posting it with them shortly
09-20-2011 01:41 PM
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

Managed to fix via my phone
09-20-2011 01:23 PM
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

Ifound an error it will be fixed tonight
09-20-2011 12:46 PM
LizardGirl
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

The survey link seems to be broken for me. Is it working for anyone else?



09-19-2011 11:51 PM
Rainy
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

Thanks for answering. I'll continue to take my calculator to the pet food isle. The employees probably think I'm a mystery shopper looking for problems in their store.
09-19-2011 09:25 PM
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

Indeed and while I will eventually develop a easy non bias food listing of recommendations i am more excited about potentially linking some healthy things with diets to hedgehogs

Right now my concentration is on the Primary Diet and the Supplemental Diet common to hedgehogs I will look towards wet food eventually though
09-19-2011 09:45 AM
Kalandra
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

If anyone here thinks we play favorites, then you are wrong. A long time ago I was approached about updating Reaper's food list as it is very outdated. I told TWCOGAR to give it a shot and lets see what he comes up with. There is no need for multiple lists, especially if those lists contain the same information. Work together, create a joint list, we are a community afterall.

Wet foods cannot be compared to dry foods without doing some math. The %s are skewed because of the water content, you have to convert both to dry matter basis. Most dry foods are 10% water, wet foods can be 90% water. To try to compare without converting to dry matter basis is like comparing apples to oranges. Both are foods, but no where near being the same thing.

I think there are many of us who have our own lists. I have one that I add to whenever I come across a new food. Mine contains the basics (protein, fat, etc) plus kcal/KG, fiber, Carb %, and shape. I also have formulas installed so that I can pick different foods and have it tell me what %s I'm really feeding as an even mix, or if I raise/lower one products amount in the mix. I add to it whenever I come across new foods, and whenever I have a specific dietary need.

Mine is created to help me figure out which foods I can feed to different health conditions. For example, I use the carb % when I have one who has cancer, I concentrate on the kcal/kg when I have one that needs more calories, etc.

I do not rely on anyone else here for food lists.
09-18-2011 11:11 PM
Quinn
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

Great! thanks for the link!!!
09-18-2011 08:01 PM
leaveittoweaver
Re: For Experienced Breeders/Former Breeders/Owners w/ 2+ Years

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quinn
Hahaha I agree with Rainy. I wanted to give some wet food for a treat every once and a while. And I was looking at so many cans and reading ingredients and labels that I just gave up. I pretty much have the guidelines of hedgie food requirements mesmerized but I want to make sure I get the best. So a wet cat food list would be appreciated...hint, hint TWCOGAR. lol
To calculate dry matter protein, minus the amount of moisture from 100%, then divide the stated protein by the result you got from minusing the moisture. Then multiply that result by 100% and you have your answer

Here's a link that explains it in more detail: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosing- ... ter-basis/
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