Chins & Hedgies

It is Central Time
Go Back   Chins & Hedgies > Hedgehog Forums > Hedgehog Diet & Nutrition > Hedgehog Diet & Nutrition FAQs
Register Chat FAQ Shop Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2010, 10:58 AM United States
Kalandra's Avatar
Kalandra Kalandra is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,267
Hedgehogs: 4
Default Hedgehog safe treats

Below is a list of treats that are generally accepted as safe for hedgehogs.

mealworms (worm, pupae & beetle)
silk worms

Fruits (You will want to cut some of these these into bite size pieces to prevent potential choking).

Banana, apple, pear, kiwi, strawberries, watermelon, cantelope, blueberries

Vegetables (cooked with no seasoning)

carrots, green beans, peas, sweet potatoes

Meats (cooked with no seasoning):

salmon, turkey, chicken
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 07:17 PM Canada
charlie's Avatar
charlie charlie is offline
Stuck on Hedgies
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Leduc, Alberta
Posts: 743
Hedgehogs: 7

Some treats which are also good for the intestinal tract include:

Yam (steamed)
Pumpkin (canned or steamed, no seasoning, not the pie filling type unless it is plain)
Papaya (no seeds, just the nice orange flesh)
Yogurt in very small quantities, in some cases in between antibiotic doses as a probiotic (strawberry or peach)

Mom to Many Quilled Ones
Ella, Tiggy, Huff, Po, Kelen, Cedric, Kipper, Hector and Annabelle, you are always in our thoughts.

Visit our site:
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 04:18 AM United Kingdom
Furry Fiend Keeper Furry Fiend Keeper is offline
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4

I have just been told live mealworms are bad for my little one, can anyone tell me if this is true please
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:57 AM United States
Kalandra's Avatar
Kalandra Kalandra is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,267
Hedgehogs: 4

Mealworms are fine. If you feed too many at once you may cause some GI upset or the hedgehog may gain weight, but I have fed mealworms daily to every hedgehog I've had.

Now superworms... stay away from those, they bite.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 11:01 PM United States
StacyDee's Avatar
StacyDee StacyDee is offline
Miss Kay Rocks!
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Longview Texas
Posts: 22
Hedgehogs: 1

I give Miss Kay one mealworm every night and she's a happy camper!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 03:45 PM United States
pepperthehedgehog pepperthehedgehog is offline
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Cityoftownsville
Posts: 3
Hedgehogs: 1

apples arent good because they are hard and my hedgie hurt her teeth shes better now but still
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2012 Chins & Hedgies