Pygmy Hedgehog Food For Sale
A African pygmy hedgehogs are omnivorous But mainly classified as insectivores since they primarily eat bugs and worms. We feel that there is a lot of misunderstanding about the African Pygmy Hedgehog diet in captivity. The protein should be below 38% and not less than 34%. The fat should be between 10% and 15%. Food that is too high in protein Can cause health problems for captive African Pygmy Hedgehogs such as obesity leading to Fatty Liver Disease.
I have kept pygmy hedgehog myself for 7 years and until 2016 I fed then the normal mix of cat biscuit as well as the odd treat of fruit or meal-worms, but after trying this food formulated by a dedicated nutritionist who came up with this food which is more of a natural diet that contained no fish or chicken meal but used insects as the protein source, mine have remainder healthy and happy.
Most products labelled as ‘hedgehog food’ actually make a very poor diet for pet hedgehogs. This is because they’re designed to meet the dietary requirements of wild European hedgehogs that can be enticed into gardens. African Pygmy Hedgehogs have very different needs, so you should avoid most commercial hedgehog foods. However, there are now some mixtures specially created to be perfect African Pygmy Hedgehog food. These products should be even better than the cat food mixtures that breeders and owners have been using for years. It used to be that cat food was the only option. Over time, cat food can cause fatty deposits and liver toxicity resulting in a much shorter lifespan, obesity, and health problems some other types of foods that you can give to supplement their diets.
Purina or Harrington dry cat food chicken
You should only feed African Pygmy Hedgehogs fruits and vegetables in small quantities. It’s also good to know that not all fruit and veg are healthy for hedgehogs. Hedgehogs will be a bit reluctantly to eat some fruits and vegetables but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to eat a few pieces now and then. Hedgehogs will gladly eat live regular mealworms , crickets, beetles, earthworms, waxworms. It is easy to buy live mealworms at the pet store which is their favorite food of all time. Hedgehogs may also eat dry or freeze dried versions of these critters. Hedgies will eat cooked and unseasoned chicken, ground beef. Do not ever give them uncooked meat, meat with bones, or meat with anything added to it.