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Old 04-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

Today i got home a 2 months old female. Could you help me out, please, with some questions?
1. I`ve got some mealworm larvae, how often and how much larvaes should i give her?
2. She seems sleepy, gout out fron the den to explore, eat, drink and then comes back. Is that ok, considering its the first day in my home?
3. Is ok to turn the lights on in the room to play with her or should i avoid exposing her to light during the night?
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1. I wouldn't feed mealies to her right now. She's still getting adjusted to the new surroundings.
2. She's a baby. They sleep for maybe 23 hours a day.
3. I wouldn't shine a spotlight on the hedgie, but having the lights on isn't bad.
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Thanks, Christemo! When she gets older, how often and how much mealworm should i give her?
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Thanks, Christemo! When she gets older, how often and how much mealworm should i give her?
A few per day is good. A lot of people will feed 3-5 per day. Over that is fine, but keep in mind that they're a little high in fat. Don't start with more than one or two for the first few days when you introduce them, to avoid stomach upset. You can start with them in a few days once she's settled in, though if you plan to switch her to a new food, I suggest doing that transition before introducing mealies.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks again, moxieberry. She is doing fine. In the morning, i left one used t-shirt near the cage. Then i left my hand near to let her smell and now, she just let me grab her; i supervised some walk out the cage(the hedge was agitated trying to leave the cage).
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Do you have a wheel for her?
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For playtime at night, I split the difference on light. I leave the computer monitors and TV on and there is plenty of light for me to see by. Three screens throw off pretty good light.
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I just use a small table lamp with a low watt light bulb while I have my girls out.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the light ideas, GoodandPlenty and Isismommy!
moxieberry, i still got no wheel. Since today is holiday, i couldt buy the pieces to make the hedge wheel. I know i should have got it before, but someone in my home thew in the trash the wheel piece i was making for her.
Actually, my hedge is 3 months old, the seller updated me. Last night she got out and walked a lot. Her cage is inside a "walled table", so, when i let her out, there is a lot of room for walking. But ill make the wheel asap.
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I asked because being antsy to leave the cage is a sign of boredom. The wheel will fix that.
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