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Old 01-25-2014, 07:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Hedther is getting heavier and heavier. Im just wondering if she's too fat? I cant get a picture of her upside down showing her tummy coz she is 'squirmy'
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I dont know how to post multiple pictures coz even if i tried to, i only get one picture so here is another. Also she is a she, i got the title wrong sorry
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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She looks like a good weight to me. How old is she? They usually get bigger until about 1 year of age. My hedgie, Daisy started gaining weight after she was a year old though. She was around 350 and too skinny back in June and now she is 580g! She keeps gaining and gaining so I am cutting back on her food and switching over to some lower fat foods.
If your hedgie continues to gain weight you may want to take some preventative measures, but as for now she looks good IMO.
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Agreed, she looks pretty good to me too. In addition to the age question, what's the fat content of your foods? If you have them higher fat for her baby/growing period, it'd be a good idea to look for some lower fat foods to start mixing in and replacing, to get her used to them.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The breeder that i got her from says she is about 7-8months.
I was just worries coz i think she eats too much. She eats every 8am and 3am or 4am, she eats about 30-45 pieces of her kibble a day. Her food is called "princess cat food". She also eats about 5-7 mealworms everyday, i read here that you can feed 3-5 mealworms everynight so i tried giving her 5 everyday but its as if it wasnt enough for her. I just thought she is fat coz the male hedgehog i have is only about half or 3/4 of her and she is much heavier that he is.
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The breeder that i got her from says she is about 7-8months.
I was just worried coz i think she eats too much. She eats every 8am and 3am or 4am, she eats about 30-45 pieces of her kibble a day. Her food is called "princess cat food". She also eats about 5-7 mealworms everyday, i read here that you can feed 3-5 mealworms everynight so i tried giving her 5 everyday but its as if it wasnt enough for her. I just thought she is fat coz the male hedgehog i have is only about half or 3/4 of her and she is much heavier that he is. Thanks for evaluating her for me. Im happy to know that she looks healthy.
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I may have just started on this forum not long ago and also started owning one also not long ago but I also read here that mealworms are really high in fat content and shouldn't be really fed to them everyday.
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It depends on the hedgie! Some put weight on easily and can't have many mealworms. Some don't seem to have an issue either way & you can go for an "average" amount of a couple a day or so. For some, especially runners, they really need the extra fat in order to stay at a healthy weight, and they can have many more than that a day - Lily was getting 10-12 mealworms a day at one point.
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