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Canned tuna

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When I'm making food with tuna (canned) I'll give Sylvie a small amount which she loves. I suddenly stopped to wonder though today - is tuna ok for hedgies? I know pregnant women are advised against eating tuna due to the high mercury levels. Has anyone had thoughts on this?
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Mercury levels differ depending on the type of tune. Albacore has more mercury than canned light, or chunk light. Tuna steak, what you would buy as fresh, actually has the same level of mercury and methylmercury as canned white fin albacore tuna. So if you are worried about mercury I'd stick with a canned chunk light tuna that has been packed in fresh water.
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