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  1. Diet and Nutrition
    My hedgehog does not show any more interest in eating mealworms anymore. He eats his other food (dry cat food and broccoli/squash) just fine and is drinking but for some reason, not worms. I know they are an important part of his diet and he used to be very motivated for them. But now, when I...
  2. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello! I’ve got about a younger hedgehog , I’m not sure her age but I think it’s around 4-5 months. There is so much information, controversies, forums, etc. about what you should feed your hog. I’ve got her on dry cat food and that’s all. I’m really trying to upgrade her diet though as I’m...
  3. Diet and Nutrition
    So a couple of weeks ago, I took my hedgehog to the vet for a wellness check-up and a skin issue (which ended up being mites). I also got her a blood draw to check her protein levels, calcium/phosphorus levels, mineral levels, and overall internal health. I wanted to get a blood sample done to...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    Hey everyone! Just recently got a 7/8 week old baby girl hedgehog and was wondering if these two foods are a good mix. -purina beyond chicken and oatmeal cat food (I don’t know if this is the best but the ingredients looked good) -solid gold Katz-n-flocken Lamb & Brown Rice Recipe with Pearled...
  5. Health
    I am having a very difficult time getting my hedgehog to eat. I got her at the beginning of the month, and she is about a year old. The breeder said she was 512g before transport (so mid April), and she has now dropped to just below 400g. I have tried everything I can think of. Wetting her...
  6. Diet and Nutrition
    I ordered some reptilinks whole prey sausages and was thinking about serving them to my hedgehog boiled instead of raw because I'm afraid of her getting sick from bacteria. The reptilinks I ordered have raw quail egg in them, an insect blend, and whole prey raw meats. I'm thinking about boiling...
  7. Diet and Nutrition
    is it okay to just feed my hedgehog some cat food? or do i need to add mealworms in his diet? also can they have crickets is it safe for them?
  8. Diet and Nutrition
    I have learned a lot about the best types of live insects to feed hedgies, but I am having a hard time learning what size of insects to feed. For example, you can buy roaches and crickets in all sorts of sizes, from less than 0.25" to over 1". BSFL come in sizes between 0.25-0.75". Even other...
  9. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi all -- I'm considering adding Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain-Free Adult Indoor Fish Recipe to my hedgie's mix -- (32% protein, 14% fat, 7% fiber), but I'm concerned about the "LifeSource Bits" in the food. What vitamins/minerals are even in these "bits"? For those that feed Blue Buffalo, do you...
  10. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello! I'm planning on changing my 3month old hedgehog's cat food from Friskies Indoor Delights (30% Crude Protein, 9% Crude Fat). However, the person I got her from did not mention that it contained corn and other ingredients that seems to be bad for hedgehogs, so I decided to change her food...
  11. Diet and Nutrition
    I need help. I've had maple for about a month now, she's 4 months old and she won't eat her kibble, like at all. she will eat mealworms, and waxworms and other bugs, but nothing else. I've taken her to the vet and she didn't really have anything helpful to say. Maple is active at night, but...
  12. Diet and Nutrition
    So I will be getting a hedgie soon, and I know that insects are super important to have in their diet. However, the only insects available anywhere near me are dead ones, either canned or dried (I will be purchasing the canned ones). This means that if my hedgie is picky with her insects and...
  13. Diet and Nutrition
    Thoughts on mixing 5lbs of CANIDAE® UNDER THE SUN® GRAIN FREE WITH CHICKEN CRUDE PROTEIN (MIN.) 25.00% CRUDE FAT (MIN.) 11.00% CRUDE FIBER (MAX.) 4.00% MOISTURE (MAX.) 10.00% Chicken meal, garbanzo beans, peas, chicken fat, dried whole egg, chicken, flaxseed, suncured alfalfa, natural flavor...
  14. Diet and Nutrition
    I just found out about Carnilove (http://www.carnilove.co.uk/cat-food/carnilove-duck-pheasant-adult-cats-hairball-control/) and I've been looking for a good supplement for my hedgehog's diet which is just Iams Catfood. I tried adding Royal Canin Fit 32 previously but she doesn't like it very...
  15. General Questions
    I leave out a lot of food for her, and I can hear her eating during the day and at night. Her bowel movements seem pretty consistent, shes pooping, but when I pick her up or play with her, even just look at her, she seems really thin. When I pick her up, I can feel her ribs fairly easily and it...
  16. Diet and Nutrition
    I got Quill from a breeder when he was about 7 weeks old. He's about 7 months now and has been eating the same cat food since birth (I use the same brand as his breeder). Recently I took him to the vet and she says he's a little overweight and recommended trying to mix up his diet more with new...
  17. General Questions
    My hedgehog recently had babies! Any suggestions on specific methods I should be taking when taking care of her? I've been giving her her space, just not sure if there's anything special I should be feeding her?
  18. Diet and Nutrition
    If anyone has read my previous post with all my worries about Yuki's previous weight problem (http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/12-diet-nutrition/161674-help-changing-food-hedgie-hardly-eats-2.html) you'll understand I'm so happy my little boy has managed to put on weight! :D To summarise...
  19. Diet and Nutrition
    Warning; this is just a happy message, yet it may help others, who knows :)  So I posted a couple days ago that my male hedgehog is such a skinny boy, not interested in food at all, his biggest love is his wheel. He only weighed about 280 grams and I was having the hardest time getting him to...
  20. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi, This has been happening for a while now. When I wake up my hedgie (10.5 months old) and he goes for his first poop/pee of the day he squeaks (sometimes quite loud). I looked and his pee looks clean yellow so I am assuming he might have a slight constipation. On the following poops he...
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