Gaining weight - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Quinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 804
Default Gaining weight

Hi guys!

Quinn and Sasha are getting older and I undertand that their metabolism slows but their starting to get fat. They can still roll in a ball so they aren't too big yet but I want to make sure that doesn't happen. I've already introduced weight control cat food and since I've introduced it is now over half of their food. However, they haven't lost any weight. I try to get them to eat fruits and vegetables but no luck so far. They only eat chicken and it has to be dark meat, white meat is rejected. They're both going to the vet soon and I know Dr. Munn will mention their weight and I feel bad. Any suggestions?
Quinn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
LizardGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 5,136
Default Re: Gaining weight

It sounds like you're doing the best you can. It can be really tough to get hedgies to lose weight, some will gain but not lose. My best recommendation would be to try to keep them active. As they get older it'll be even more important to keep them in good shape, too - decreased activity can lead to muscle loss and weight gain and from there lead to other "senior animal" problems. Try getting them to run around outside their cages during the day, or if they aren't stressed much by water letting them swim a bit. It might not help them lose much but might prevent them from gaining more. Your vet might have more suggestions!



__________________
West Coast Hedgehogs - Breeder in Corvallis, Oregon -Download Our Complete Hedgehog Care Book For Free-
Check out our Supply page for the best deals on all your hedgehog needs!
Cake Top Wheels - Hedgie Bags - Food Mix - Feeder Insects - Dietary Supplements - Care Kits - Heat Setups - And More!
LizardGirl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Quinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 804
Default Re: Gaining weight

Thanks. I hear them running everynight so atleast I know they're keeping active. But I will watch out for decreased activity.
Quinn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gaining healthy baby weight or fat? Wheems Diet and Nutrition 0 03-25-2013 02:11 PM
Need help gaining weight littlebird Diet and Nutrition 1 07-07-2012 12:00 AM
Hedgie Not Gaining Weight? MLHollywood Diet and Nutrition 5 07-06-2012 12:12 AM
Is she gaining weight too fast? Tara151 Health 8 04-03-2012 02:15 AM
What else can I do to keep weight on? Sar-uh Diet and Nutrition 9 02-25-2012 11:59 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:31 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum