Feeding your hedgehog

A balanced diet of good quality, especially made for hedgehog is the best choice. Alternatively the veterinarians of Lachine recommend the following on a daily basis:

-Depending on the animal weight give 1 or 2 tablespoons of less active, or light diet cat food (Royal Canin weight control or Hill’s W/D).

-For youngsters or gestating hedgehog provide the same diet ad lib.

Hedgehogs should be fed a diet that is low in fat and high in protein and fiber.

Hedgehogs should be fed a diet that is low in fat and high in protein and fiber.

 -Furthermore, you may feed 1 or 2 tablespoons of moist canned food (Royal Canin weight    control or Hill’s W/D), boiled meat, cottage cheese low in fat and eggs.

-Add to this diet 1/2 teaspoon of fruits (bananas, apples, pears, berries) or vegetables cooked carrots, squash, peas, tomatoes, greens).

-As treats you can give mealworms, crickets, earthworms. You can hide them under the bedding to encourage the searching behavior.

-You can give perishable foods in the evening to prevent loss.

-Hedgehogs can  be reluctant when new food is presented, so make sure the change is gradual. Don’t forget, fresh water has to be available at all times.

For more information, do not hesitate to ask the veterinarians of Lachine.

About the clinic: The Lachine Veterinary Clinic offers an unmatched and personalized service to pet owners from Lachine, LaSalle, Dorval and Pointe Claire, but also across the West Island of Montreal (West Island) and Laval, and has done so ,since 1982.
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