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Old 04-21-2019, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got Dubias today... They're pretty big thoughhhh, and the dude that sold them to me said that hedgehogs don't tend to eat them. So I got like 7 instead of a whole colony.
I hope Igor eats them. I mean, they're bigger than the pinkies they sold.
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What ones did you get ?? I only get medium Dubai roaches. But they can eat the adults ones, most tend to prefer the medium ones.
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The dude doesn't seem to know alot about animals. He just gave me Dubias and sent me on my way. I think they're adults since they're pretty big
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Can you put a picture ?? I'll be able to tell you what ones they are if I see them
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I don't wanna hold them yet... Since I'm still kinda freaked out
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Yea these look like adults.
I use tweezers when I deal with the insects. I dont wanna touch them either

Roaches like cucumber and kale too btw and carrot peelings - these also dont do brown like the apple will, just a useful tip
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Yeah the sad thing is that a lot of pet store employees know way less than they should about animals and their needs. And each hedgehog is different so even if the hedgehogs he’s dealt with don’t like them, Igor might LAHVE them lol. They do look a bit bigger than I’d feed, but if you freeze them there shouldn’t be any reason you can give him a whole roach and he pick it apart!
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To be honest, they can eat them that large live might take him a two tried to get used to it though.
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Ok... So I gave him a roach.
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And... I can clarify with faith, that Igor is a bloody savage.
My word! This hog!
I had the roach in a food dish you'd primarily use for birds, so Igor wouldn't be able to eat it out of the dish without tipping it over.
Nor would he have found it in the first place.
So I picked up up and put his front paws in the dish, and the roach ran under him, but Igor caught its scent... And boom
He bit it, it was quite a struggle, the roach escaped 3 times, but Igor was hot on its heels each time 😂

Here at the 3rd time, the roach was already... Idk, oozing to death? And igor took it, went to a corner, and ate it there. Took him a solid 2-3 minutes to finish the bug, but wow did he enjoy it!

He ate the wings and everything, ewwwwgghhh,

And right after the massive roach, he went to his food dish to eat his mealworms. And after that, he went on his wheel 😂😂

I really really really didn't think he was gonna eat the roach. I saw him balling up in my mind. Not going all hunter! But I'm equally proud and relieved! Now his diet can have one insect included. Even tho I cringed at the crunches. And I'm sure I'm gonna have nightmares for a bit...
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