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Old 01-08-2013, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my hedgehog, Max, on Saturday. He came home and after a couple hours, he unrolled and played around. He's just around 17 weeks. I know that a lot of hedgehogs sometimes don't eat for a couple days when they move to a new home but he seems pretty accustomed to everything else so I'm worried that there's something else. The food is Vita Exotics Hedgehog Formula, which was what he had been fed before. I wasn't too crazy about the food but I don't want to immediately switch him to a new food. I've tried to give him treats, scrambled eggs,strawberries, ham and mealworms. He eats like three or four pieces of the hedgehog treats but is absolutely ravenous when I give him mealworms (4-5 a day) but nothing else. What's going on? Is it just the the hedgehog food tastes bad? Is is it still too early for him to eat normally? His poops are totally normal brown and a couple times a day.

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You should go ahead and get the food you want to feed and offer him half that and half his current hedgie food. It could be that he just doesn't care much for the food he has now. He can have more mealies too, I feed my guy 10 or so and he is only 7 weeks.
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You can start switching him to a better food right away, in most cases they'll ignore a hedgehog food as soon as a good quality cat food is offered.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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[attachment=0:1c94zhyi]tumblr_mg8ds30KSG1qg14l5o1_1280.jpg[/attachment:1c94zhyi]Thank you all so much! I bought the new food and he's starting to eat normally. Great advice!
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