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Quail eggs, okay to feed?

8126 Views 14 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  LizardGirl
Me and my mom bought some quail eggs for us to try. I thought, why not feed Jade a raw one? Hedgehogs can't get salmonela, plus this exerpt is from hedgehog central:

Besides eating a wide range of insects, they will also dine on small rodents, snakes, bird eggs and chicks, as well as fruit, roots and groundnuts. There seems to be virtually no limit to what a hedgehog will eat.

so... is it okay if i feed her a raw quail egg? Wild hedgies eat them. If u guys say i can feed it to her, i'll take a video of it so u guys can watch her be cute and pig out. (in case u don't know, quail eggs are about an inch wide, or tall or watev., about a bit less than half the size of a chicken egg. it is a common egg size to find in the wild.)
If u guys say i shouldn't, then i guess i'll feed her some of it hard boiled. (i know that that is okay to feed it to her that way). no vid. of that tho. it wouldnt be that interesting, plus she'd enjoy it less.
so if i can feed it, plz tell me so. If I cant... why??? From the segment i showed above, i don't see why not. i am just chuking, cuz i want my girl to be same and ok and fine and stuffffs. :roll:
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I thought, how its written nowhere about feeding raw chicken eggs, because maybe eating a raw egg that big would have difficult methods for the hedgie. but i think a small egg that is raw would be fine. any input sum1?
plz? :?:

thx. i think that since wild hedgies eat eggs (obviously not bb-q'd) then scince Jade has the exact same body and such, I think its okay. i will just wait longer to see if sumone knows the answer for sure before i try anythin stupid.

If the answer is yes, u can all look at a cute vid of her egg-massacre to be posted here. (maybe in another post. it depends how good the vid. is.)(but it still may be posted here)... :mrgreen: :oops:
Just sayin... the breeds that they come from are found in the wild...
wll, just so i kno, does anyone hav an idea of wat bad it could do?
Oh. Jade's vet mentioned that hedgies can't get salmonella (though they often carry it).

I never thought of uncooked eggs having parasites. It never cam to mind. It is just the kind of food that seems... I dunno. U think how cows and plants are left on their own, but eggs are taken right when they laid, so parasites never come to mind. Thx!

I might as well ask this too: I will scramble one and hard boil one, cuz i kno hedgies can eat that, but wat about sunny side up? i never read if that is okay or not. Scince the center is gooey, i was thinkin they would connect better with it being the egg they eat in the wild. Is sunny side up egg okay to feed?
k thanks for the help ppl.
though this isn't necesarry that much, does any1 kno if hedgies like scarmbled or hard boiled better? :?
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