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I'm going to link some of the high quality cat foods that i can find in my local pet stores. (i'm from Malaysia)

all of these are corn-free, most of them are grain-free and the protein, fat and fiber percentage looks okay. can you help me decide which ones should i use to feed my hedgehog ? Im planning to feed a mix to him so help me choose 2-4 of these kibbles. but if you cant help me can you direct me to any place where i can find help ? I've already posted something similar to this at hedgehogcentral.com and http://www.chins-n-hedgies.com/ i just want to get as all the experts' opinions on this

the hedgehog im getting is 2 months old

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/product-details.aspx?pet=cat&pid=133#guaranteed-a
http://www.earthbornholisticpetfood.com/international/cat_formulas/feline_vantag
http://lvnh.benefitpet.com/lvnh/catfood/products2_1_en.html
http://lvnh.benefitpet.com/lvnh/catfood/products2_2_en.html
http://lvnh.benefitpet.com/lvnh/catfood/products2_3_en.html
http://www.bestbreed.com/cat-diets/best-breed-cat-diet.html
http://www.merrickpetcare.com/consumer/products/product.jsp?categorySort=1&id=15
http://www.merrickpetcare.com/consumer/products/product.jsp?categorySort=1&id=16
http://www.merrickpetcare.com/consumer/products/product.jsp?categorySort=1&id=15
http://www.regalpetfoods.com/cat_food.html (the lean recipe)

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Hi Again, Jasmin:

I am no more an expert than many folks who have breed or cared-for hedgehogs for many years.

The hedgehog food sites I’ve visited mostly don’t mention tomato at all.  But there are exceptions:
http://hedgehogmanual.com/diet.html
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=18+1798&aid=2806http://www.peteducatio

This site says Hedgies can eat tomatoes, but only in small quantities:
http://quotablequills.tumblr.com/post/41188635370/do-not-feed-to-hedgehogs

So, it would appear that tomatoes are okay in a hedgehog’s diet, if fed sparingly.

The only food on your list that I recognize is Wellness.  That would be a good choice for one of your foods.

This breeder offers some helpful advice, but bear in mind that she is financially connected with the manufacturer of Spike’s Delight.  I think that one is here:
http://blog.critterconnection.cc/category/diet/

Hope this helps!

Hedgie Blessings,

Laurel  

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Can answer care, health, & behavioral questions, as well as basic breeding questions. Can help questioner figure out if a hedgehog is the right pet for them.

Experience

Have had hedgehogs since 2001 - 16 so far. I have no experience with non-weaned babies, and limited experience with breeding and with pregnant hedgehogs. I have had too much experience with WHS (Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome). I would rate myself "expert" at syringe-feeding, and as "advanced" at performing SubQs. Two of my hedgehogs have injured an eye to the point that it had to be surgically removed. I have had a lot of hedgehogs who suffered from cancer, some who had surgery and some who didn't. Some of my quilly kids have had abcessed teeth; one guy lost all of his teeth but one! I have had multiple female hedgehogs who suffered from bleeding, who had to have surgery for uterine cancer, which was in most cases successful. Temperamentally, I have had very timid hedgehogs, persistently grumpy hedgehogs, biting hedgehogs, and very friendly hedgehogs whom I took with me as "ambassadors" for educational presentations.

Organizations
I am a Certified Judge for the IHA, and run a rescue station for the HWS. My application to be a rescue station for the IHA is pending.

Education/Credentials
I read everything I can get my hands on. Have read the best of the books, Dawn Wrobel's THE HEDGEHOG and Tig M-Burleson's THE HEDGEHOG PRIMER. I am a member of the International Hedgehog Association (IHA) and Hedgehog Welfare Society (HWS), and have been a member of various online bulletin board groups since 2002.
I have attended many hedgehog shows and have served as a judge in IHA conformation shows.

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