Once you know what foods are best hedgehog foods, and which foods can cause harm. The following step is exploring how much food to feed them and when you should feed them. In fact, hedgehog food is very cheap due to the fact that they only eat a litter amount of food.
In this post, we go get into the details about how to properly feed your hedgehogs to ensure that you will never overfeed your pets.
How many times a day should you feed a pet hedgehog?
Many hedgehogs prefer to keep their hedgie’s bowl full at all times in the hedgehog cage. That means they allow their pets to access the food and eat whatever they want and as much as they can. However, this is not the good thing for hedgehogs since hedgehogs are greedy eaters. They tent to eat more than they need and this will lead to obesity disease.
Instead, you should feed your hedgehogs once to twice a day. For pregnant and baby hedgehogs, who are require more nutrients, you can provide them with unlimited source of food. Remember to check the weight of your pets, if your hedgehogs are putting on weight though, monitor and decrease the amount of food you feed them and encourage exercise.
How much food should you feed hedgehog?
As mention below, hedgehogs do not eat much, they only need to eat one to two tablespoon of food once to twice a day. The amount of food also can be change depend on the types of food you feed them, your hedgehog’s situation (Baby, pregnant, nursing and the hogs need to increase weight are expected to eat more), and how active your hedgehogs are.
When should you feed your hedgehog?
Hedgehogs will become more active at night and they sleep during the day. There for the best time of the day to feed them is around the twilight when they wake up. Being active during the night also make hedgehogs burn their energy at night and hungry. One more thing should remember is clean and remove all the access food on the bowl in the following morning.