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Hedgehog Essential 1.75 lb.

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ZooPro Hedgehog Essential hedgehog food is a highly palatable meat based high protein food with nutrient-rich whole eggs, chicken & whole dried insects along with the proper vitamins and mineral levels to form a nutritionally balanced food. The crunchy texture helps to keep your hedgehog's teeth clean and healthy. Hedgehog Essential contains only the highest quality ingredients including much needed vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and no unnecessary fillers. Hedgehog Essential bite-size kibble is nutritionally packed with flavor that is sure to be a favorite with even the pickiest Hedgehog!

  • High-protein food blended with dried mealworms and dried black solider fly larvae
  • Ideal kibble size for hedgehogs
  • Added Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids for added nutrition
  • 100% natural - no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives- Made in the USA
  • Multiple protein sources used to provide a wide variety of amino acids.
Size: 1.75 lb. (793 g.)

Insects have a high content of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids; they are rich in trace elements such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc, as well as vitamins like riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, and folic acid.

Suggested Feeding: Offer free choice. Feed intake with vary based on animal body size, life stage and level of activity. Adult hedgehogs should be fed approximately 1-2 tablespoons of Hedgehog Essential per day, per hedgehog. Adjust the amount fed to ensure your pet’s optimum body weight. May be soaked in water to offer a softer diet during the transition period. Supplement food items including insects, vegetables and fruit can be offered as 25% of less of the total diet. If feeding live insects, we recommend gut-loading the insects (24-48 hours) prior to feeding out. Gut load with Exotic Nutrition Mealworm Chow. Never feed wild insects as they may contains parasites, insecticides or bacteria. Always offer fresh, clean drinking water.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place (under 70 °F). Refrigeration is highly recommended to retain full nutritional value. Store bag sealed, in an air-tight container free from pests and insects. Do not frequently expose food to a freeze/thaw cycle. If storing for longer than 8 weeks, refrigerate. 
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 34.00% (min), Crude Fat 12.00% (min), Crude Fiber 5.00% (max), Moisture 8.00% (max).

Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Ground Grain Sorghum, Whitefish Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Egg Product, Pea Protein, Dehydrated Mealworms, Dehydrated Black Soldier Fly Larvae, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Herring Meal, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved), Sunflower Lecithin, Coconut Oil (Preserved), Potassium Chloride, DL=Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Dried Seaweed Meal, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Citric Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacilllus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus reuteri Fermentation Product.

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by Cynthia on April 26, 2023

Always fast delivery and never any problems. -Cynthia H

by afarmygurl on February 25, 2023

My hedgehogs absolutely love this food. Only thing they will devour as much as worms. -Jennifer O

by Anonymous on August 30, 2022

so far i really love it! i’ve been using it for a few months now since i found out my hedgehog was overweight i switched to this! he seems to really like it. he wouldn’t eat the mealworms at first but he does now! i also mix it with the hedgehog nutrient powder - Grace S.

by Anonymous on July 24, 2022

My hedgies love this food. -Tonya N R.

by Anonymous on June 15, 2022

Our hedgie loves this food! -Meagan W

by dwrenn on February 9, 2022

My Prickles will only eat this! I tried the Hedgehog Complete and she went on a hunger strike for about 1 week until I got this one again. She is in hedgehog heaven again. - Diane W.

by RWidmoyer93 on October 4, 2021

My sons (geriatric) hedgehog LOVES this food! They sent a sample a long time back of this and she loved it, so I started ordering it for her. She is quite old for a Hedgie and I attribute that to a proper diet (always have ordered her balanced diet through Exotic Nutrition), exercise (even her Silent Spinner wheel is from Exotic Nutrition), and proper care. - Rene W.

by Anonymous on October 3, 2021

Tawny loves this food!!! - Brenda B.

by elizabethg on August 28, 2021

The same as the one other comment, I had been using the Hedgehog Complete food and my girl ate some but never the full amount I gave her. She would just pick out what parts she wanted. Then I got a trial pack of the ZooPro food and she ate all of it and did not ever touch her old food again! It also makes less crumbs which is a plus. -Elizabeth G.

by jstrike3 on January 19, 2021

I used to use the "Hedgehog Complete" food and that was fine. My hedgehog ate most of it, but you could tell he wasn't always thrilled. With this new food however, "ZooPro Hedgehog Essential" he goes absolutely nuts. He loves it. I'll be sticking with it! -John S.

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