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Hey everyone im new to this forum so first off i wanted to say hey:) but my question is, my mom bought these ferret bites 8 in 1 treats and im not sure if they are any good for hedgehogs or maybe some people here have given them to their hedgehogs? i would just like any information please:)

This is a link to the treats.
http://www.petstore.com/8-in-1-ferret-bites-fruit-crunch-ferrets-treats-5-oz
 

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You could try them...but I would avoid feeding the raisins - grapes are toxic to hedgehogs, so raisins aren't safe either. I'd be careful with the dried banana and dried papaya - not sure if they'd be sticky or not, but if they are, they could be a choking hazard. Overall, it's not a fantastic treat (as far as nutritious), but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try if you really wanted to. Personally though, I wouldn't bother & would see if she could return them.

(Completely unrelated, but I'm facepalming a lot at the description stating "take note that they are obligate carnivores" about ferrets, on a product for ferrets that has almost no meat whatsoever. Whoever made the treats apparently doesn't grasp the meaning of "obligate carnivore". :roll:)
 

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haha yeah i was reading that before as well. Thank you for the fast response:) I will see if i can return them or just toss them. Are there any treats that you buy that you would suggest?
 

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There's a lot of things you can offer your hedgehog! :) Though keep in mind that a lot of hedgehogs can be picky and hesitant to try new things - it can take multiple tries before they'll taste something. But here's some threads to look at -

Safe Treat List - http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/12-diet-nutrition/17725-treat-list-safe-fruits-veggies.html

Ideas on ways to offer treats/fresh foods - http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/12-diet-nutrition/23058-offering-fresh-foods-treats.html

Insect guide - http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/12-diet-nutrition/26025-guide-insects.html

If you want an idea on a good place to start with, a lot of hedgehogs seem to be fond of meat (just plain cooked meat), eggs (hard-boiled or scrambled, no butter or milk added), berries, watermelon, and mealworms. Mealworms are probably the most common favorite treat - so definitely give those a try! :)
 
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