Daily Monitored Feeding

Daily Monitored Feeding

Overview There are many differences in opinion whether hedgehogs should be free-fed or should have daily monitored feeding. There are some people that firmly believe hedgehogs should have food in front of them at all times and that hedgehogs will not over-eat.... Read More
Diet Selection Criteria

Diet Selection Criteria

Overview Selecting a diet is one of the most important decisions you can make for your pet. This guide contains diet recommendations that are based on information we have gathered from other breeders (both large and small scale), nutrition experts, veterinarians, and... Read More
Environmental Stress & Not Eating

Environmental Stress & Not Eating

New Environment It is very common for hedgehogs to eat or drink very little the first day or two in its new home. Maintaining the same diet your hedgehog was fed at the breeders will certainly help your new pet adjust more quickly. See our article Diet and Transition.... Read More
Evaluating Food Ingredients

Evaluating Food Ingredients

Food Ingredient Description & Effect Chicken Good for sensitive stomachs Contains only muscle meat Chicken Meal Clean meat from the animal that has been cooked, dried, and ground Most of the moisture is removed By-Product Non-muscle parts of animals Can be... Read More
Hedgehog Treats

Hedgehog Treats

Treats that provide nutrition are always more beneficial than food items that seem to be nothing more than empty calories. Establishing a regular routine when offering treats my help your hedgehog try new treats since they know treats are expected at that time.... Read More
Ideal Diet

Ideal Diet

Food Many hedgehogs have developed fatal liver problems due to diet of too much fat. For many years, cat food has been the default food for domestic hedgehogs but many cat foods are too high in fat and low in protein to be healthy food for hedgehogs. Over time,... Read More
Insect Nutritional Analysis Comparison

Insect Nutritional Analysis Comparison

The table below demonstrates that the nutritional content of insects varies not only between species of insects, but also between canned, live, and freeze dried versions as well as between vendors. When studying the protein and fat content of the insects, it is... Read More
Insect Variety Comparison

Insect Variety Comparison

Crickets Crickets can be purchased live from pet stores or online from insect suppliers. Live crickets should be “gut loaded.” The food the cricket has eaten (in its gut) is also beneficial to your hedgehog. Gut loaded crickets have more vitamins, minerals, calcium,... Read More
Insects A La Carte

Insects A La Carte

Benefits of Insects as Treats Insects are the most common treat for pet hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are insectivores by nature, and a large portion of their diet in the wild consists of insects. Hedgehogs of the wild and the captive bred hedgehogs have different nutritional... Read More
Nutrition

Nutrition

In the Wild Hedgehogs are insectivores and like many other insectivores they can eat one third to one hundred percent of their body weight in insects and food every night. Hedgehogs eat the whole insect including the hard exoskeleton. Wild hedgehogs seem to have a... Read More
Obesity & Obesity Complications

Obesity & Obesity Complications

   Many veterinarians will agree that one of  the most common medical problem seen in captive hedgehogs is obesity and obesity related problems. Cause Diet A few hedgehog enthusiasts discourage limiting a hedgehog’s food and claim that hedgehogs will... Read More
Our Special Treat Sampler

Our Special Treat Sampler

                Our treat sampler is a variety mix of 9 different foods and treats that we have combined together in order to tempt your hedgehog’s taste buds.  Each bag is different to keep your hedgehog actively trying... Read More
Pet Pro’s Spike’s Ultra

Pet Pro’s Spike’s Ultra

About Pet-Pro Products Pet-Pro Products is a small company committed to the development of specialized animal food and animal health products. Individual formulas are developed for specific animals and are created to provide the highest quality nutrition possible.... Read More
Hedgehog Treats

Treats Purpose & Guidelines

Purpose of Treats Providing treats to your pet hedgehog is both beneficial to you and your pet. We enjoy offering the treats and watching our pets benefit from our efforts. Variety One of the primary reasons for feeding treats to your pet is to provide a variety in... Read More
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