Feeding Hedgehogs


With some animals its effortless – they only try to eat one issue (snakes try to eat only mice / rats – except the tough greens who take in bugs!). With other animals it can be a terrific deal more challenging!

Hedgehogs will eat really a great deal anything at all or so we are told. There is a large amount of suggestions from other hedgehog keepers on what to feed your hedgie. They will take in cat foods, tuna, dry cat food, scrambled eggs, minced unseasoned meat, strawberries, kiwi fruit, apple, banana, yam, carrots, sweetcorn, mushroom – they are omnivorous. As treats you can give meal worms, morio worms, pinkies (infant mouse) – but these are entire of fat so ought to only be presented occasionally or you will end up with an overweight hedgie:)

Very well we have uncovered diverse, and I guess just like individuals and other animals, all creatures have their choices. Pink (our albino African pygmy hedgehog) is not a enthusiast of vegetation or vegetables! She enjoys her meat – wet and dry cat foodstuff, fish, rooster, beef, pinkies, worms, ham – she even likes pasta!!! Greens, she is a very little extra selective with – all veggies need to have to be cooked, as hedgies can choke on the stringy bits in them. She will try to eat cooked cauli and broccoli, the within of sweet corn (she leaves the skins), some leafy greens (not iceberg lettuce!) potato (cooked). She does not like salad things (like tomatoes, cucumber, radish etc). She loves scrambled eggs and kiwi fruit, but you shortly find out when meals really don’t like your hedgie! Yuk! Scrambled eggs and kiwi gave her a messy stomach! As a address she will get a sprinkling of food worms or 1 or 2 morios or a pinkie, or a really specific crumbled sponge cake:) You Have to NOT feed your hedgehog milk or cheese – hedgies are lactose intolerant and these foodstuff can make them Really ill.

The trick is all about demo and mistake. Consider your hedgehog with every little thing instructed, and obtain their choices. Look at for the bodily reactions of your hedgie and you will before long find what you can and won’t be able to feed. Look at for what they leave in their food items bowl and that will tell you what not to feed all over again. They are omnivorous, so make confident you uncover some fruit and veg that they like in get to feed a well balanced eating plan. Never fail to remember as effectively that hedgehogs are nocturnal, so do not feed your hedgehog til mid evening (all over 730 / 8 pm), if you place the food down any before it will dry out and spoil and your hedgie will not want to consume it – as soon as your pet catches the scent of the meals, it will be out hunting for it, and it is such a delight to look at it as it picks out its favourite bits to start with…

A final phrase of warning if you are thinking of a hedgie, they are very smelly animals – they are clean up and Pink is even litter skilled, but they do give off really a powerful scent. We have a plug in air freshener in the home and it masks the odor. Apart from that hedgies are a gorgeous and worthwhile pet.

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