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Toxic to Hedgehogs


This is only a partial list and just because something is not mentioned on this list, does not mean it is safe.


Grapes

Grapes are toxic to most small animals including hedgehogs. They cause renal, liver and organ failure.

Raisins

Raisins are not only toxic but can get caught in the roofs of their mouths.

Tea Tree oil

This includes, tea tree shampoo, tea trea oil, tea tree sprays and anything tea tree. This can be fatal in as little as one dose or application. It causes renal, liver and complete organ failure.
See Tea Tree Oil

Avocados

Many people feel avocados are toxic, others feel they are safe.

Ivermectin

Injected ivermectin has been the cause of many hedgehog deaths yet it has also been widely used on many hedgehogs with no problem. When a safe alternative is available, Revolution, it is simply not worth the risk to use ivermectin.
Topical and oral ivermectin has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancers.

Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and Seeds can get caught in the roofs of their mouth and there is a risk of them digging an eye out will trying to claw out the nut. Nuts are fattening and provide minimal nutritional benefit.

Chocolate


Milk, dairy products

hedgehogs are lactose intolerant and cannot digest dairy. Leads to upset stomach and diarrhea.

Junk food of all types

For the same reasons it is unhealthy for humans

Ethoxyquin/BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)/BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)

"Toxic" may not be the right word here, but the following artificial preservatives in pet food are suspected to cause serious health issues in animals including cancer, kidney disease, birth defects, liver disease, and so on. Read the labels on the food and avoid them if the products contain any of the followings:

Polysporin and Neosporin Pain Relief or Extra Strength

Regular original Polysporin is safe to use. Any other formulas are toxic.


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Created by: admin Last Modification: Tuesday 24 of March, 2009 14:00:51 EDT by azyrios


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