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Old 02-05-2016, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, so Poppy is reaching his first birthday this Sunday and I wanted to give him a little treat: problem is he doesn't seem interested in most foods or toys I have tried in the past. Only thing he loves is his mealies and wet food, of which he gets regularly.

Any ideas on new things he may enjoy?
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Maybe a few crickets? Don't want to feed too many cause it can constipated them.. I would get the small ones.. I got the big ones for my girl and some of the real big ones she had trouble with (could have just been her) but she loves them.. I just put the crickets in a plastic tote and then let her have at them lol
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Or maybe super worms? But I think you have to cut off their heads so they don't hurt the hedgie... But I'm sure they are delicious
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Hmm I think I have decided to make a hash as a treat for him. Since it is a very rare treat im not too worried about fat content, especially since I keep his daily food very low fat and he's a bit on the skinny side.

So I went and bought some mealies, superworms, crickets, waxworms, and tiny earthworms. Ill gutload them today and tomorrow then freeze for a few hours sunday before chopping and adding some fruits.

Anyone see problems with this plan? (New owner so a bit nervous changing things up)
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Sounds like an awesome idea! You should get some pictures of Poppy enjoying his birthday treat, if you can.
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I'll certainly try but I swear the little bugger knows that my phone has a camera XD he hates the thing.
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That sounds delicious!!!!
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Few days late, but here's the first snack. I let him have some more in the cage during the night since he likes to eat around 3 am

https://youtu.be/xNv4H124Z_Y
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I love how oblivious some hedgehogs are! "That was food under your feet!" Looks like he enjoyed himself once he caught on though, heh.
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He really did XD was too sleepy and grumpy from bath time to eat much but the whole serving i gave him overnight was gone this morning. good thing he's a tad on the skinny side cause he ate like a pig last night, heard him crunching on kibbles as well as his treats when i woke up around 4.

Also to anyone that hasn't tried night crawlers yet, Poppy ADORES them, definitely see about trying your hedgehog with them if you are comfortable with live foods and they can afford the fat content. Poppy has annointed every time he's had them (about 4 times this week)
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