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Quail eggs, okay to feed?

8128 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 think...The key word in all that you posted is "WILD". APH's aren't found in the wild, they cannot survive in the wild, they are not wild, they are domestic bred. Just because a wild hedgie can eat something, doesn't mean our APH's can. I personally wouldn't risk feeding raw. I'd stick to feeding hard boiled. But that's a personal preference, and that's also IF it's ok to feed.

Edit to add:
And for full chart on nutritional value:

For those who can give more insight into the matter.
I don't see anything wrong with feeding it cooked, from the information that I have found. Though it would be good if someone who has done extensive research into hedgehog nutrition could give some insight.

I'm just unsure of feeding it raw. I wouldn't eat it raw, so I wouldn't give it raw to any of my animals.

I've also never heard of hedgehogs not being able to get salmonella, though from what I remember, we can get salmonella FROM APH's. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/97vol23/dr2317ea.html That being said, also found some other website saying how you can't get salmonella from quail eggs because of the higher body temperatures of quails(I can't find the website where I read that again, I'll edit it in when/IF I find it XD )...But...Is it worth the risk?
Mine prefers hard boiled. He eats that quicker than he does the scrambled.
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