Nutrition

We feed our hedgehogs Spikes Delite Ultra with Insects. If you choose to change your hedgies food, you will need to mix this in slowly with the food that you choose to avoid an upset tummy. What is most commonly is fed is a high quality cat food. This needs to be high in protein (28%-35%) and low in fat (12%-15%). One tablespoon to ¼ cup of food should be fed a day. Be careful to not over feed since African Pygmy Hedgehogs are prone to obesity. As long as they can roll into a tight ball, they are good! 

 

Some snacks that are great for hedgehogs are live insects. (Not bait shop worms/insects... Feeder insects like you would feed a reptile.) Mealworms and superworms are great options. These can be fed 3-4 times per week. Scrambled eggs and unseasoned meats cut into small pieces are other options. Fruit and vegetables can be fed sparingly as a treat since they contain a high amount of sugar. **No avocado, grapes, or dairy*