Clearly Outlined Schedule On Feeding Hedgehogs

As a new hedgehog owner, you might be wondering “What Do Hedgehogs Eat?”

3 Categories That Constitute Hedgehog Diet (What Do Hedgehogs Eat?)

  • Water
  • High quality dry Cat food for adult hedgehogs and High quality dry Kitten food for young hedgehogs.
  • Treats such ainsects, meal worms and cooked eggs

DO NOT feed anything with milk. They are lactose intolerant.

As you can see above, there is a mention of a young hedgehog and an adult hedgehog. Lets’ make this clear…

  • Young hedgehog:  under 6 months
  • Young adult hedgehog: 6-12 months
  • Adult hedgehog: 12+ months

NB: A young adult can start feeding on adult food

Again, you can see the mention of high quality!! What does this mean?

  1. Protein content should be 30-40%.
  2. Fat content should be 10-15%.

Tip on Ingredients: If there is fish, the poop will be smelly. Look for chicken, turkey or duck.

Based On The Above, These Are The Recommended High Quality Cat and Kitten Food

An Important Note Before Looking at the Food:

When changing a meal or brand you have to do it slowly, a process that takes about 4 weeks as you are checking on your hedgehog’s behavior and health. The recommended plan is:

  • First Week: 75% old food, 25% new food
  • Second Week: 50% old food, 50% new food
  • Third Week: 25% old food, 75% new food
  • Fourth Week: 100% new food

 

Young Hedgehog

1. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Kitten Food – Natural, Grain Free, High Protein, Chicken & Turkey


Where Do You Get This?

1. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Kitten Food – Natural, Grain Free, High Protein, Chicken & Turkey

2. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Kitten Food – Natural, Grain Free, High Protein, Chicken & Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Kitten Food


Where Do You Get This?

1. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Kitten Food

2. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Kitten Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Hedgehog

1. Simply Nourish™ Indoor Cat Food – Natural, Turkey & Oatmeal


Where Do You Get This?

1. Simply Nourish™ Indoor Cat Food – Natural, Turkey & Oatmeal

2. Simply Nourish™ Indoor Cat Food – Natural, Turkey & Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Simply Nourish™ Indoor Cat Food – Natural, Duck & Oatmeal

Where Do I Get This?

Simply Nourish™ Indoor Cat Food – Natural, Duck & Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Adult Cat Food – Natural, Grain Free, Chicken & Turkey


Where Do You Get This?
1. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Adult Cat Food – Natural, Grain Free, Chicken & Turkey

2. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Adult Cat Food – Natural, Grain Free, Chicken & Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Adult Cat Food – Natural, Grain Free, Rabbit & Chicken


Where Do You Get This?

Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Adult Cat Food – Natural, Grain Free, Rabbit & Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Indoor Adult Cat Food – Natural, Grain Free, Chicken

Where Do You Get This?

Simply Nourish™ SOURCE Indoor Adult Cat Food – Natural, Grain Free, Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Solid Gold Sensitive Stomach Dry Cat Food; Winged Tiger Grain Free, Real Quail & Pumpkin


Where Do You Get This?

Solid Gold Sensitive Stomach Dry Cat Food; Winged Tiger Grain Free, Real Quail & Pumpkin, 6lb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Solid Gold Senior Cat Dry Food; Furrever Young Grain Free with Real Turkey


Where Do You Get This?

1. Solid Gold Senior Cat Dry Food; Furrever Young Grain Free with Real Turkey, 6lb

2. Solid Gold Senior Cat Dry Food; Furrever Young Grain Free with Real Chicken

3. Solid Gold Senior Cat Dry Food; Furrever Young Grain Free with Real Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Weight Control Adult Cat Food

Where Do You Get This?

1. Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Grain Free, Natural Adult Weight Control Dry Cat Food, Chicken 11-lb

2. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Weight Control Adult Cat Food

3. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Weight Control Adult Cat Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Chicken Mature Adult Cat Food


Where Do You Get This?
1. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Chicken Mature Adult Cat Food

2. BLUE Wilderness® Grain Free Chicken Mature Adult Cat Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule on Feeding Hedgehogs ( Hedgehog Eating Timetable)

You have 3 options, which will depend on your hedgehog and also how flexible your hours are: Also, your vet or breeder may instruct otherwise, so listen to them.

Option 1:
  • Morning 6am to 8am: 1-1 ½ tablespoon of High quality dry Cat food for adults or High quality dry Kitten food for young ones.
  • Early evening 5pm to 7 pm– Give treats like insects, meal worms, eggs
  • Late evening 9 to 12pm: 1-1 ½ tablespoon of High quality dry Cat food for adults or High quality dry Kitten food for young ones.
  • Fresh water at all times!! In a water bowl NOT a water bottle
Option 2:
  • Morning 6am to 8 am: 1-1 ½ tablespoon of High quality dry Cat food for adults or High quality dry Kitten food for young ones.
  • Evening 5pm to 12pm: 1-1 ½ tablespoon of High quality dry cat food for adults or High quality dry Kitten food for young ones. You can also give treats like insects, meal worms or eggs as you play with him or her and leave her the bowl of cat or kitten food overnight.
  • Fresh water at all times!! In a water bowl NOT a water bottle
Option 3:
  • Late evening 5pm to 12pm: 1-1 ½ tablespoon of High quality dry cat food for adults or High quality dry Kitten food for young ones. You can also give treats like insects, meal worms, eggs to supplement the cat food.
  • Fresh water at all times!! In a water bowl NOT a water bottle

Examples of Good Water Bowls and Food Bowls

1. Marshall Snap ‘N Fit Small Animal Food Bowl 2 cups

Where Do You Get This?

US#1. (2 Pack) Marshall Snap’N Fit Animal Bowl, Small, Holds 2-Cup

US#2. Marshall Snap’N Fit Animal Bowl, Small, Holds 2-Cup

US#3. Marshall Pet Products Snap-n-fit Food Bowl

UK#4. Marshall Snap’N Fit Animal Bowl, Small, Holds 2-Cup

 

 

 

 

2. Living World Ergonomic Dish

Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Living World Ergonomic Dish, Terracotta, Small

US #2. Living World Ergonomic Dish for Small Animals [Set of 3] Size: Small (1.5″H x 3.5″ W x 3.5″ D), Color: Green

UK #3. Living World RC Hagen 61685 Ergonomic Dish, Pink Large

UK #4. Living World Ergonomic Dish, Terracotta, Small by Living World

 

 

3. Petzilla Cat Ceramic Bowl for Food, Heavy Base Feeding Dish, Prevent Tipping or Spill Over

Where Do You Get This?

Petzilla Pet Food Bowl for Dogs and Cats, Capsule Design (Yellow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Kaytee Paw-Print PetWare Bowl, Colors Vary


Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Kaytee Paw-Print PetWare Bowl, Bunny, Colors Vary

UK #2. Kaytee Paw-Print PetWare Bowl, Ferret, Colors Vary

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