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My hedghog's name is Toph and she is a cutie.
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I have learned a lot about the best types of live insects to feed hedgies, but I am having a hard time learning what size of insects to feed.
  • For example, you can buy roaches and crickets in all sorts of sizes, from less than 0.25" to over 1". BSFL come in sizes between 0.25-0.75". Even other various worms like hornworms, silkworms, mealworms, and superworms can be bought or grown to different sizes.
I currently have a 10-week old hedgehog. What size insects would be best for her now, and what size should I feed when she is fully grown?

I do want to feed her a variety of insects, so would it be best to keep them on the smaller side to keep calories down?
  • I plan on feeding her 1-2 tablespoons of kibble per day (currently on Spike's Ultra Plus w/Insects) as well as 1 BSFL and either 1 dubia roach or 2 crickets every day. I also plan to give her hornworms or silkworms 3 times a week, and she will get 1-2 waxworms or butterworms weekly as a treat. Regardless of size, do you think this is way too much food for a hedgie? Any advice on this plan? Once she is older I plan on switching her kibble to 25% Spike's Ultra Plus w/Insects and 75% Hedgehog Precision's low-calorie formula to help reduce calories from her kibble.
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