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  1. 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...
  2. Diet and Nutrition
    I am a first time hedgehog owner and am very patiently waiting the arrival of my baby who was just born last Thursday. I have been searching this forum for months now and I asked myself a question today that I have yet to read about. Why do people use wet cat food and not wet dog food? I have...
  3. General Questions
    Prudence came to me as a 650g lazy adorable lump of double chins and rolls. I could tell immediately that she was overweight, and when my breeder said that she was 650 grams I can't say I was surprised. She also told me that she doesn't really run on her wheel and had lived with a couple other...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    I have a 2-yr old male albino hedgehog who loves to eat. The problem is his urine smells foul. I've have him on Royal Canin and he was great but then slowly I noticed his domain started to stink. I bathed him, scrubbed his cage, cleaned his wheel and litter box. And every time he was on the...
  5. Diet and Nutrition
    I just got my Rosie three weeks ago. Her appetite has been hit and miss. We had a little scare where she was constipated and not eating or drinking where we needed to syringe feed her both water and foods such as pumpkin to get things moving. Now, she has recently been introduced to mealworms...
  6. Health
    My hedgehog has not eaten in about 4-5 days and her skin on her belly is very loose, so I don't think she's been drinking either. I haven't heard her running at night, which is very unusual, and she keeps curling up when I touch her stomach, again unusual. I just went to give her a bath and she...
  7. Health
    Okay so my male hedgehog Kovu is overweight, and he isn't getting any skinnier. I noticed today he had some yellowing under his armpits. So now I'm really starting to be concerned about his weight and would really like some tips! I have three hedgehogs currently, my two females, are both a...
  8. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi, I wrote several posts about Robb's extremely fast weight gaining problem, and I think I finally found a reason of that, but I need to clear that out. Is it possible for hedgie to have cat food/its ingridients allergy? Would that end in getting fat? Robb was fed with cat food, diffrent...
  9. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello, I recently started feeding my cats a new food, and was hoping that it would be appropriate for Luis the hedgehod too. It is called Hills Science Diet Adult Light. I know that Luis needsto gradually loose some wight and was hoping that this may be the food to get him there. Is there...
  10. Diet and Nutrition
    While looking up ingredients for my hedgehog project, I leaned something I already knew. EVERY INGREDIENT IS IMPORTANT That is obvious, we all know that. Would you feed a food with rat poison as an ingredient? No way, we love our pets. Who would do that? What if it had parentheses with a...
  11. Diet and Nutrition
    I have been doing some reading (especially in this forum) and have learned that it is best for the health of your hedgehog to have a mixture of a few quality cat foods to provide maximum nutrition. I was given my hedgehog Luis less than a week ago by a friend who is moving, and they had him on...
  12. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi, my name is Jaimie I'm 14 and I'm new to this site and new to hedgehogs, the past couple weeks I've been doing a ton of research on hedgies because I'm interested in owning one! Though I'm going to have to save my own money to buy everything but I like planning ahead, so from what I've learnt...
  13. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hello! My 3 year old, seemingly healthy hedgie Pippa has a very concerning quirk: she throws up on herself after she eats bugs. Has anyone had any experience with this? She does this after she eats any sort of bug (meal worms, crickets, etc.) whether they are live, freeze dried or canned. She...
  14. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi everyone! So here's the thing. I'm getting my hedgie next week, and as of last week, I wasn't planning on switching my hedgie's food, just using the one he's been eating at the breeder's house aka the one his own parents eat. She feeds them Purina Pro Plan Cat Food Chicken Flavor (for...
  15. Diet and Nutrition
    My hedgie is currently on IAMS, left form her previous owners. I want to slowly start getting her on better food, preferably a mix. My mom bought a bag of Pure Balance from Wal-Mart for our cats, and it sounds good to me. Would really love someone more experienced to give some input.
  16. General Questions
    Hey everyone, I tried feeding my hedgehog live mealworms for the first time and he didn't seem interested at all. I placed them directly in front of him, and he sniffed them and went along his business. I tried again a bit later with a different mealworm, and he did the same thing. He seemed...
  17. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi everyone! I recently got a new hedgehog from Janda Exotics, a breeder about an hour away from where I live. I know reviews about her are mixed, but I'm really pleased with my new little baby! She gave me a *tiny* (like maybe 5 tablespoons) sample of her mix, Pokey Crunch, but I'm switching...
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