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Old 12-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I feed meal worms to her? I just go her last night and she hasn't been exposed to any kind of snack yet. Not sure how or what to do. Please Help.


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Old 12-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just put it near her face. Either in your hand or a pair of tweezers/chopsticks if you don't want to touch them, or just set it down in front of her. When she smells it she is pretty much guaranteed to gobble it up.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does your hedgie like them? I don't mind touching them. I kinda wanna give them to her while i hold her so she knows im a good guy. lol
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just hold them out to mine in my hands. The boy can nip me sometimes on accident in his mealworm fervor, so I'll hold it under his nose with my fingertips. They smell them pretty well, they always know when I have some. I also put frozen ones under their food in their dish sometimes, or just let the live ones loose in their cage. I've never had a problem feeding them worms - if yours likes them, he'll take it straight away.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I put mine in a small snack bowl for her when she is sitting on my lap. That way she associates my lap (on a blanket) with a treat. I also use tweezers instead of my fingers so my fingers don't get licked and bitten - mistaken for more mealworms.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just pick them up with chopsticks and put it near Buffy's face so she can grab it :> she's sort of violent about the way she eats them and I don't want my fingers near her like that XD plus, they're sort of gross and wiggly...
If you just got your hedgehog though, you may want to just set a mealworm on the ground by her and let her find it herself. Some hedgehogs are really not okay with having things put near their faces at first. Buffy used to huff up as soon as the chopsticks got within an inch of her nose until she got more comfortable with me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use tweezers so that my fingers dont get bit and nibbled on.
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Its better to use chopsticks, tweezers or put them down for them so that your hedgie doesn't associate your fingers with food, which can lead to biting.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. I tried to find mealworms and had no luck. lol So i just bought some carrots and frozen strawberries and some cat moist treats.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Check your local pet store. i know petco and petsmart have them. I get superworms. there is a website you can order mealworms from alot of people in the ugar glider community get their mealies from her. http://vita-mealie.weebly.com/index.html
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