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Old 06-27-2018, 07:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh that's great to hear! Haha welcome to my world of killing and squeezing guts out of worms! >< Every night I do this for my boy but it does pay off when you see them get excited to eat it after months of having issues. Once she gets used to eating like this, you'll probably be able to get away with just adding or atleast just cutting up the worms into the food. My boy doesn't mind now as long as it has some in it. I tested it one time after a few months with no insects at all and my boy wasn't anywhere near as interested in it in the evening, but the strange thing is that I started doing a small breakfast mix for him (when I had to give him antibiotics one time, so he had to eat twice a day) and he actually will now eat his kibble wet and mushed with no insects in the morning (like he's actually sitting and waiting for me to give it to him and chows it down straightaway) but won't eat it without insects in the evening?! I guess he's just in a routine and knows how it should taste haha

Good luck and hope her appetite keeps increasing . You could always keep offering dry kibble in a separate bowl in her cage and see if she ever eats any. I did this with my boy but after about 5 months or so of him never touching it ive stopped offering dry kibble now.
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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One trick I used to get my Heiji-San used to her new kibble was to find the lowest sodium chicken broth in the store and give a tiny splash of that. It worked for her. I don't know if it was the flavor or the texture of soggy kibble that she liked but it got her used to her highest fiber food.
Gracie on the other hand was reluctant to eat and the broth trick didn't work as well on her so we added a puppy food to her kibble mix since it's higher in fat and protein(also she liked it better) and we also tried some canned wet cat food to eat in the mean time. We had the best success with canned cat food that was in Pâté form. It's not a long term solution since canned cat food is kinda expensive to be the only thing for them to eat but if you're desperate to get some food(and water for that matter) in her face you could see if she'll try it. It's helpful to have an ice-cube tray to leave the extra food in since hedgehogs don't take a cat-sized portion.
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