Morning Star Hedgehogs Breeding since 2011 

Morning Star Hedgehogs

Safe Treat List:  Hedgehogs do not have a Cecum – They cannot process or extract nutrients from plant based materials.  This can cause tummy upset and diarrhea.  I do not recommend feeding any raw fruits or vegetables.

 

Meats: (All Cooked – Unseasoned):         
Chicken                                                      

Turkey                                                       
Lamb                                                         
Beef (Occasionally)                                     
Pork (Occasionally)                                     
Chicken Liver (Occasionally)                       
Pinkie Mice (Occasionally)                             

                                                                
                                                                 

Fruits and Vegetables:
(Baby Food is safest to prevent stomach
 upset, if fresh cook to soften):                     

Sweet Potatoes*
Butternut Squash*                                       
Pumpkin*                                                  
Carrot                                                         
Applesauce                                                 

Banana



BUGS BUGS BUGS I do not recommend freeze dried whole bugs for babies under 9 months.

Black Soldier Fly Larvae, Roaches, Crickets, Grasshoppers, Was Worms, Butter Worms, Super Worms, Meal Worms, Green Horned Worms, Silk Worms, Snails are all acceptable.  I do recommend using Rep-Cal Calcium to dust your bugs prior to feeding (and live bugs should be gut loaded prior to feeding as well)

The Morning Star Hedgehog Herd enjoys bugs every day mixed into their food!   I crush 5 different varieties.  For the single owner I would purchase Fluker's Medley Treat and crush it (refrigerate for freshness) and feed 1/8 tsp over food every day.  My herd is also offered live bugs once a week (when I clean their houses - - they look forward to time in a dig box hunting)



Others:


Eggs - Scrambled or Hard Boiled
Baby Foods: Chicken/Turkey Dinner
Gerber Toddler Chicken and Meat Sticks
Wet Cat Foods (Mine love Core and Merrick's)
Cheese/Cottage Cheese/Plain Yogurt - very small amounts occasionally (lactose intolerant)
Raw Diet Dog Food - Highly Recommend Stella and Chewy Duck Duck Goose (Frozen or freeze dried)
Pinky Mice (these can get quite messy...might not be for the squeemish)


                                                                  

Below is a list of things NOT to feed:
Any dried fruits                                          
Raisins                                                       
Grapes                                                       
Citrus Fruits                                               
Pineapple                                                   
Raw Carrots                                                
Celery 

Corn                                                          
Onion                                                         
Chives                                                        
Garlic                                                          
Tomatoes                                                    
Avocado                                                      
Lettuce                                                      
Cucumber 

Raw potatoes

Chocolate or Caffeinated food/drink

Raw Meats (Not pet food products)

Processed Meats (ie: Hotdogs, Deli Meats)

Any Sugary, salty, fatty, stringy, chewy or seasoned foods

Milk

Bread

Herbs

Wild Caught Bugs

Cold Food - Feed at room temperature

Mushrooms

Nuts & Seeds of any kind

Anything that is junk food for people

Artificial Sugars

Honey

 

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