Many people love to have a pet animal in their home and they always keep pets as their best companion and spend most of time with them and share all their quality time with their pet. Having a pet is always an awesome feeling for people to enjoy their life filled with full of happiness. When it comes to pets, people have plenty of options in choosing pet for them in maximum often people go with either dogs, kitties, puppies, rabbits, parrots, squirrels, birds and many more. Although there are several options available currently people have more interest in having hedgehog and they are small creatures that are with unique appearance and with special characteristics too. These special small creatures can be weird as pet but in reality they are more lovable and have more care with their owners. On the other hand, some people would have an interest in having hedgehogs as their pets but often they end up with failure thinking about their care taking works. It is because as hedgehogs are small little creature which needs a special care and keen observation. Thus if you are capable of providing keen observation and care to your pet and be ready to spend a lot of hours with them then the hedgehogs remains to be a better choice for you.
Is there any food diet for hedgehog?
Although hedgehogs are small creatures they always need more affection and care from their owners. However, similar to other pet only care alone is not sufficient for hedgehogs but also people need to look after their diet control also. Many people would mistake that hedgehogs are capable of having all types of foods that is in taken by other pet animals. But in real hedgehogs are small creature animal and have only little digestive system that can digest only certain hedgehog food. Moreover the hedgehogs do sustain their life with high nutritional food so it is also necessary to provide them with high nutrition content foods. Thus this food diet remains to be essential one for hedgehog’s life so it is mandatory to have control on it.
What foods can be served to hedgehog pets?
Most of the people feed their hedgehogs what they eating, but when it comes to pets those foods are not good for their health. In fact, your pets characteristic is mainly depends on what you feed them to make clear enough here are some hedgehog foods listed below.
- Allium vegetables like onion, garlic
- Grapes and raisins
- Citrus fruits
- Insects from fishing shops or wild found
- Milk and dairy products
- Nuts and seeds
All above list foods are strictly not recommended for your hedgehogs pets as it is not safe for your pets health and may also results with some health issues.
Reasons not to have these food items:
There are several foods available which are not recommended for hedgehogs pets to have however it is people’s mentality to search for deep reasons why those foods are not suitable for your pets. To make clear enough here are reasons explained below why the above listed foods are not recommended for your pet food diet.
Allium Vegetables onion, garlic:
Allium vegetables are served all over the world as a great cuisine and as great toppings that makes the food rich in taste and aroma. Mostly these allium vegetables would nicely zinc with all regular vegetables. All these may be sounds good to humans but when it comes to hedgehogs pets they are toxic to have. Mostly onion and garlic are strictly not for your pets because it may lead to blood disorders.
Many social sites can recommend to feed your hedgehogs pets with avocados but in real facts the avocados is terrible poison to your pets which may make them sick and even to death. Because avocados are rich in fat content that is not good for your pets.
In general, chocolate is a mood swing it is mainly because of the caffeine and the bromine ingredients. When humans have chocolate it lifts their mood up and provide high energy but it definitely not a good one for your hedgehogs. Some ingredients like sugar and flavors contain maximum fat content that cannot be digested by small creatures like hedgehogs.
Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, lime and many other fruits in citrus family should not be served to your hedgehogs as they contain acids in natural. The hedgehog’s pets are sensitive to acid contents when they consume high acidic content fruits. Then there are more chances for them to get affected with kidney or liver failure or stomach upset.
Grapes and raisins:
Grapes and raisins always contains a spot of alcohol content were alcohol is highly toxic to your hedgehog pets. So you should not serve grapes and raisins in any form either as fruits or as wine or grape juice all these are toxic to hedgehogs or become poisonous to them.
Insects from fishing shops or wild found:
Hedgehogs love to have insects but at the same time it is also necessary to avoid insect bought from any fishing or bait shops or simply not to feed with insects found in garden. All these actions remains toxic to your pets as most of the insects spread bacteria, disease and parasites so it is always better to go with a safer choice.
It is not recommended to serve you hedgehog pets with canned, fried, processed, raw or seasoned meat contents. Rather you can serve your pet with lean and cooked meat either beef or chicken or turkey or lamb. But at the same time it is also necessary to look that no sauces, spicing agents or seasoning agents and toppings are added to the meat. Minced meat remains as a best treat for your hedgehogs pets.
Likewise, dairy products, potatoes, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, pineapples are rich in fats, citric acids and nutrition content so all these remains toxic to your pets and recommended not to serve to your pets.