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Old 06-20-2019, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My hedgehog doesn't eat outside of her cage

My hedgehog Luna, eats just fine while she's inside of her cage, but if I put out her food bowl anywhere outside of her cage she will not even sniff it. Is this normal?
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Mine seemed to do the same until she got more comfortable with us and with being outside the cage.

If she's ignoring her food (won't even sniff it) then it sounds like she's just too busy with figuring out where she is, what the new odors are, or exploring.
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The cage was a familiar environment for your hedgehog. It searches for food in a certain place. If you move it out of its cage, it will explore its new environment. When it's not hungry, it doesn't eat food.
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