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Old 12-20-2012, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgie loosing weight? And an overweight hedgehog?

I have had penny for quite some time, she's always been a bit skinner she's a really active bug. She has been on her new food mix for about a month and I've noticed that she has started to look a bit more slender. Her food mix contains Innova low fat adult cat food, Blue buffalo longevity for mature cats and Natural balance green pea and duck formula. She is still eating, still running on her wheel at night. Should I start to introduce a kitten food mix with a bit more fat in it for her?

And also I adopted a very sweet 10 month old little girl. She is quite larger than my Penny and penny is older. Larger build and in size, Since I've only had two hedgehogs I'm not quite sure on the correct weight for a hedgehog. I don't have a scale but I hope to get one soon. The food she was fed on is crap, I believe it was some cat food from walmart, I believe it was some type of Friskies. But she is not much of a runner on the wheel, I've tried to get her to run but she wouldn't. Should I keep feeding her new mix which she loves and see if the weight comes off a bit?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hedgie loosing weight? And an overweight hedgehog?

Your runner, Penny, is like my Quinnlee I do like what adding kitten food has done for Quinnlee, so I do recommend it for Penny. I used 1/2 regular mix and 1/2 kitten food (Blue Buffalo, which I like better than the often recommended Babycat) to increase her weight by 50 grams, then decreased the amount of kitten food but made it part of her regular mix to maintain her weight.

I don't have experience with trying to get a hedgehog to lose weight, but perhaps see what happens with the food you have her on now? If she loses weight on it, there's no need for a special diet. Are you sure she is overweight?
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