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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Our little hog friend of last year hasn't reappeared Reply To: Our little hog friend of last year hasn't reappeared


Hi Nic, i make up my own food for the hedgehogs. Can take up a bit of time but what i make can be fed to adults and juveniles. I don’t need to do separate food when juveniles arrive. It has a crumble appearance once made up.

The main ingredient is vitalin ferret food. That is a dry food, has forty percent protein and is a dry food. I pour hot water on it and leave to soak for a little while and drain the surplus water. and leave to stand. Then i blitz around a tablespoon of dried mealworms and calci worms, not fine but course. Then i add some chicken pate` cat food. Give it all a mix and should end up with a semi moist crumble mix. The course mealworms will clean their teeth hopefully. I do break up the ferret food a bit so as it will mix with the other food.

Have had a lot of success with this food after a lot of trial and error. The mealworm content is not a lot once it is blitz, and do not sprinkle them on the ground. Sometimes i may add a pinch of neutrobal powder just to give it a vitamin “D” boost.

Over the past three nights the hog has been lucky as i had some chicken breast left over. I blitz that and it comes up just nice.