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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Health
    Hi all. My baby will be six months old in about 3 weeks. I haven't weighed him as consistently as I should, but I'll post the log anyways. You can see there is quite a leap between the last two logs, and I'm concerned if this is normal since his diet hasn't changed. He eats mostly Blue Buffalo...
  14. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Well, first of all, hi everyone, I've been searching for a solution all day, so I hope you could help me. I got a hedgehog last sunday, I'm new with this kind of pets (I usually have dogs and no more), so here's the deal, he's seven months old, he's been eating quite ok, I've been giving him cat...
  15. Diet and Nutrition
    I was wondering if anyone can recommend various fiber sources for my 4 months African pygmy hedgehog. He won't eat any vegetable or fruit (I haven't actually tried all of them, until now I tried apple, peach, banana, cucumber, pear), but he enjoys fresh-water canned tuna and tolerates...
  16. Diet and Nutrition
    Note: HHC does NOT encourage raw or home-cooked diets to be fed without extensive research and care by the owner. HHC is not responsible if anyone attempts a raw or home-cooked diet for their hedgehog that results in health issues for the hedgehog. First, make sure you've read...
  17. Diet and Nutrition
    I recently had to take my 2 y/o hedgie Morrison to the vet because I noticed that he was tilting his head to the right, which I read could be caused by an inner ear infection. My veterinarian checked him out and gave me an oral antibiotic to give him for the next couple weeks for the infection...
  18. Diet and Nutrition
    I'm thinking of getting a hedgehog soon once I save up the money and I've been wanting one for 3 years now. I've been researching lots and for food I'm thinking about using Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Cat Food Grain Free, Green Pea & Duck and BLUE Freedom Grain Free Chicken Indoor...
  19. General Questions
    Hello! Prudence came to me at a very chunky 650g, and in our four months together she has lost over 200g. She now weighs 445g and is way more active than before! What I am wondering is when to stop "dieting" her and add a higher fat food to her diet. The breeder originally told me that her...
  20. General Questions
    I want to be a hedgie owner some time in my future, may be around a year or so but im doing all my research. Im going to build a C&C cage thats 2 by 5 grids. I'm not sure what the dimensions would be in feet but im guessing a very large cage. It will have a upper level with a hedgie proof safe...
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