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Old 08-01-2013, 11:00 AM United States
pepperthehedgehog pepperthehedgehog is offline
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quote Food

I am getting a hedgie next week. I have a cage and everything but what food do you, the community, suggest. (cat food brands)
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:11 PM United States
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Here are two food lists that are stickies on the forum:

Cat food list:

Another Food List:

There are a ton of other posts where people list which foods they feed their hedgies also. If you look at these and do a quick search on the diet and nutrition forum you'll get a good idea of what makes a good food for a hedgehog.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:42 PM United States
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Thanks for the tip lmw142
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:29 AM United States
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As a long-term plan, I'd check out the ones posted here ( as a start. Choose 2 or 3 kinds. That way, if there is a problem with one, you have the other to fall back on.

For the short-term, though, hedgie will be going through some pretty major changes in life when going from his/her old home to the new one. Different people, different scents in the air, different noises, different schedules, different cage... it's a lot for a hedgehog! So, unless there is something dangerous about the food s/he has been on (like if you find out that it is Pretty Pets or the subject or a recall, etc...), then keep hedgie on that food for a week, then gradually transition over from old to new. See if you can find out from the breeder/store/previous owner what hedgie has been eating and if you can get a bit of that from them.

Also, consider hedgie's age and size. Right now I have a fairly petite hedgie, so I stick with the smaller sized kibbles (eg, Fromm instead of Natural Balance - thought both are great foods).
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:58 PM United States
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We use Chicken soup for the kittens lovers soul for our hedgies :-)

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