Raspberries are one of the most delicious and tasty berries one can consume. Humans worldwide love consuming raspberries on their own or in the form of salads, juices, and other sweet items. Raspberry is one of the most nutritious and tasty berries.
Raspberries are good for us and can be consumed with big pleasure. But does this principle apply to hedgehogs too?
Can hedgehogs eat raspberries? Yes, they can eat raspberries. How should hedgehogs eat raspberries and how frequently your hedgehog be given the berries are important questions that might pop up in your mind.
I have compiled all the research you might need to do in this article to make things easier.
Nutrients in Raspberries:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin Bs
Raspberries have a high fiber content. The high fiber content makes them the perfect fit for hedgehogs. But, you need to do a lot of things to ensure that the raspberries are in good condition and are easily edible by your hedgehog.
How Do I Feed My Hedgie Raspberries?
There are a few things you need to keep in mind before you feed your hedgehog with raspberries. Make sure that you wash your raspberries very well before you feed them to your pet. The washing-up process is important because chemicals are sprayed onto berries before they are exported to the market.
The chemical, when consumed by hedgehogs, can give them a bad stomach and digestion issues. Make sure that you clean and wash your berries properly before you feed them to your hedgehog. The washing up does not eliminate the chemicals, but it minimizes the number of chemicals present on the berries.
But what happens to the residues that are present inside the berries? Unfortunately, you cannot get rid of the toxins that are present inside your berries. It is advised that you purchase organic berries for your hedgehog instead of wild berries.
Wild berries have a higher risk of toxins present inside them. Organic berries are grown in a different environment altogether and have less risk of being attacked by pesticides.
Try dicing up the raspberry before feeding it to your hedgehog. Dice it in small cubes so that it is easier for the hedgehog to consume them, given that they have a very small and very sensitive mouth. You can also feed your hedgehog raspberries by mashing them up and giving them to your hedgehog. Mashing the berries will make it easier for the hedgehogs to consume them.
Happy Berrilicious eating to your hedgehog!