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Old 02-08-2015, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My dearest hedgehog Penelope won't eat her dry food the only thing she will eat is banana, her favorite. Is she sick or is she just tired of dry food? I'm not sure if she drank water or not either. Please help.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you positive she's not eating any kibble? Are you counting to see if she's eating any at all or just eating very little?

How old is your bag of kibble? Is it a new bag or have you had it for a while? Sometimes with old bags of kibble, it starts going stale & a hedgehog will stop eating.

If there's nothing wrong with the food & she's really not eating, try wetting down the kibble so it's soft & see if she'll eat it that way. Make a vet appointment as well. If she eats softened kibble, but not hard, she may have a tooth or mouth issue. If she won't eat the kibble period, and there's nothing wrong with the food, she has something else going on and needs to be checked out.

If she goes for more than one or two nights without eating, you need to start syringe-feeding her. It's not good for hedgehogs to go long without food. Here's our sticky on syringe-feeding with instructions on what to do and what options you have to syringe-feed her - https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...ng-sticky.html
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