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Old 01-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Switching food?

So, Alaska moved in on the first, and has been doing great! She's so friendly and loves everyone and we've had no problems - except she wont eat. The food she came with is Sunseed Hedgehog Formula (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... 4966812901 is the closest I could find to what she has) and the first two nights she kicked the food out of her bowl and hid it in piles. I started counting how many I put in the bowl (which took forever due to the small pellets) and she wasn't eating it.
I went ahead and put in some of her new blend of cat food (which of course I can't recall the brands/flavors right now) and she ate it all and left the pellets untouched.
I put some more in this morning, and she came out of her bag to eat it all again.

Bottom line is, I'm worried about switching her food because I know it's supposed to be a slow process, but she wont eat the other food and her weight isn't ideal either. Her poop all looks perfectly fine, but I'm still not sure if I can just go ahead and put more cat food in, since that's all she's eating and she's obviously hungry or if I should continue slowly.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There will be times where the transition is not ideal, usually when switching from a hedgehog food to a cat food. It happens. All you can do is be prepared with some pumpkin or squash maybe even some acidophilus to help keep her GI tract working properly. Some hedgies just prefer to switch over cold turkey.
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