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Old 11-19-2018, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question my hedgehog won't eat or drink

I got my hedgehog a few days ago and she seems to not want to eat or drink. She pooped today but I have not seen a change in the amount of food in her bowl. I talked to the breeder and they recommended live mealworms to spark her appetite, but she showed no interest in them, and they also said that I was doing everything right in the kibble department.I also got her a bottle yesterday and I don't think she has drank from it. Is this normal? Advice to get her to eat and drink?
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try using a water bowl, a lot of hedgehogs dont like the bottles.
Some hedgehogs do eat less when they go to new enviroments.
If the dont eat or drink at all, you should syring feed them, theres a stickie on here somewhere about doing this.

Has she got the exact same food she did when she was with the breeder ?? Changing food suddenly can make them not eat.

I saw your other post where you mentioned that shes on hedgehog food and your not sure how to change the food to cat food.
So if you want to change the food you should wait for them to settle into their new home, and then change the food slowly over a month
Week 1: 25% new 75% old
Week 2: 50% new 50% old
Week 3: 75% new 25% old
Week 4: 100% new
This is a general guidline, if your hedgehog doesnt get on with it the first week then keep it on the first week for an extra week so 2 weeks 25% new 75% old.
Dont change it too fast, even if you think they really like it.

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Old 11-21-2018, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I fed her some cat food and she loved it, I'll make sure to mix some hedgehog kibble into her meals, so she will adjust well. She's now healthily eating and drinking, and thanks for the advice.
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