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Old 02-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgehog won't eat crickets?

Today I bought my Hedgehog a box of live crickets. He is a fan of Meal worms so I thought I would try him with a new treat! But he showed no interest in the insect huffing whenever it jumped near him so I killed the cricket & placed it in a bowl with a meal worm but still no interest in the cricket but he gobbled up the meal worm happily??
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some hedgehogs just don't like them.

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Old 02-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some don't like bugs... Amelia's terrified of them.

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Crickets pose too much of challenge for some hedgehogs... mine prefer mealworms, especially dried ones.
I have the same problem with some of my lizards too... and they're supposed to like them, but nope!
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We also breed crested and gargoyle geckos (currently have about 70).

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Old 02-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried live and freezer-killed crickets with my hedgie with no luck. he just ignored them. I had to smoosh them so he could smell the insides and recognize it as food. He loves crickets now, as long as they're pre-squashed.
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