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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Diet and Nutrition
    my hedgehog doesn't seem to like any of the treats that are safe for him to eat! I haven't tried mealworms yet but all the fruits and veggies (that are safe of course) don't seem to interest him at all.
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    I will be a first-time hoglet owner in just under two weeks now and am really looking forward to bringing Autumn home, I have only met her once but have already fallen in love and she is such a sweet and inquisitive little one. However there is one thing I am worried about - mealworms :lol: If...
  5. Diet and Nutrition
    I keep trying my new baby hedgie (6 weeks old) on fruits and veggies and cooked meats (apple, peach, strawberry, cucumber, bell pepper, cooked chicken and hamburger meat etc etc) and she won't eat any of it. She may have taken a bite of the chicken but she wasn't keen on any of it. All she likes...
  6. Diet and Nutrition
    This isn't a complete list, but I've included as many quality foods as I could find. That way if you live in an area where you only have access to a limited number of foods, you should still have an option listed here. All foods are for cats unless otherwise specified. Often, dog food of the...
  7. Diet and Nutrition
    So I have started feeding my cat with Pancreatitis a new food. Once again, I am curious if this food would be suitable for Prudence. It is called Rabbit-MAINT and is by the reputable Australian company called Rayne. This food comes highly recommended by the vets at my cat's clinic, but I'm...
  8. 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...
  9. Diet and Nutrition
    I am a new hedgie owner, and have learned a lot so far!! I have created Angus's mix, he has 3 different kibbles and he LOVES meal worms. I want to keep track of how much he is eating, how much kibble should he be eating each night? Like, how many pieces? He had some great poops last night, but...
  10. Diet and Nutrition
    Hey everyone, I will soon be owning a hedgehog and I would just like to know what you feed them\/ The books I've read and the breeder I am getting my spiky fir baby from said they are fed cat food. What I would like to know is what type of cat food? Do you feed them cat biscuits or the wet food...
  11. Introductions
    Hello! I just got an eight-week-old male hedgehog. His name is Angus :) He is salt and pepper and pretty big for his age! He seems to be at a healthy weight, doesn't have fat on his legs and can curl up without any issues. I am currently using aspen as bedding, which after reading some threads...
  12. 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...
  13. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi Everyone, My name is Desiree, and I own a female Hedgehog named Francesca but she goes by Frankie. She does not like nor does she eat the "Exotic Nutrition Hedgehog Complete" dry food.:-? Since I have only had her for 3 months, and she is my first Hedgie, I'm not quite sure what to change...
  14. 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...
  15. General Questions
    I was at the pet store today buying meal worms and i saw some jelly pots. They are for reptiles and insects, could a hedgehog eat these?
  16. Diet and Nutrition
    I'm looking for some advice about feeding my 5 month old hedgehog Pancake fruits and veggies. She's very fussy and seems to only like her biscuits and mealies (only live, she won't touch freeze-dried), I buy live mealies every month and give her a few every other day or so and I'm planning on...
  17. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi. I am thinking about getting a hedgehog once I move into my first apartment this summer. I was looking at the recommended food requirements for hedgehogs and noticed everyone seemed to be recommending cat food. I looked at the Petsmart website and noticed dog foods fit the requirements as...
  18. Diet and Nutrition
    This looks pretty good to me, my hedgie needs some extra fat. It does have menadione sodium bisulfate, which is mentioned as something to avoid. Is that a big concern...
  19. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi my mom purchased this food by accident because i asked for spikes hedgie food and she got confused i put some of Hedge complete food that my mom ordered mixed with purina one chicken and turkey kibble Do you guys know if this food is safe (Hedgehog complete) Thank you ps: Very new just got...
  20. Diet and Nutrition
    Which variety would be better to add to Rosie's mix (IAMS and Natural Balance)? Simply Nourish™ Adult Cat Food - Chicken & Rice Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rice Flour, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Oatmeal, Dried Chicory Root...
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