Our Special Treat Sampler

Mar 24, 2016 by

                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...

Hedgehog Safe Cupcakes

Aug 4, 2015 by

              Hedgehog Safe Cupcakes   1 cup rice flour  1 cup baking soda 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup shredded carrots 1 tsp vanilla 1/3 cup honey 1 egg Mix flour and...

Obesity & Obesity Complications

Nov 11, 2013 by

   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...

Help! My Hedgehog Is Not Eating: Tem...

Sep 2, 2013 by

Symptom The loss, or lack of appetitive, is medically referred to as Anorexia. The first sign of illness is often loss of appetite. It is important to get your hedgehog checked out right away by a veterinarian, if you cannot easily...

Ideal Diet

Sep 2, 2013 by

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...

Weight Log & Size

Jun 11, 2013 by

The average hedgehog weighs approximately ½ to 1-¼ pounds, and most are the size of a softball or slightly larger when they are rolled into a ball. Some adult hedgehogs have a slightly larger build and can weigh up to 2 pounds (the...

Specialty & Tempting Foods For ...

Jun 8, 2013 by

Any time your hedgehog is not eating it is cause for concern. Be sure to read our Help! Hedgie is Not Eating article to try and determine the cause of your hedgehog to stop eating. Soft Food Diets Hedgehogs that have dental problems...

Insects A La Carte

Jun 5, 2013 by

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...

Hedgehog Treats

May 27, 2013 by

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...

Evaluating Food Ingredients

May 26, 2013 by

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...

Insect Nutritional Analysis Comparis...

May 25, 2013 by

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...

Insect Variety Comparison

May 25, 2013 by

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...

Transition From The Breeder’s Home T...

May 25, 2013 by

 When to Feed Your Hedgehog Hedgehogs are typically crepuscular (awake during dusk and dawn) to nocturnal animals. Wild hedgehogs typically spend most of their awake-time hunting for food. We feed our animals in the morning because...

Diet Selection Criteria

May 25, 2013 by

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),...

Treats Purpose & Guidelines

May 24, 2013 by

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...

Environmental Stress & Not Eati...

May 24, 2013 by

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....

Determining If Your Hedgehog Is Eati...

May 21, 2013 by

Variation Between Animals Hedgehogs will eat different amounts depending on their stage in growth, metabolism, and activity level. The quality and type of food also plays a role in how much a hedgehog needs to eat to meet its...

Daily Monitored Feeding

May 21, 2013 by

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...

Nutrition

May 5, 2013 by

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...

Pet Pro’s Spike’s Ultra

May 5, 2013 by

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 “cooked” (extruded)...