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Old 03-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To those of you that buy kibbles that have large pieces, what have you found to be the best method to break up large amounts of food effectively?

I have literally close to 100lbs of different foods to change up Hubert's diet and get the corn out of it, so, I need a more effective method than doing serving by serving with my little rolling pin. haha
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I have a pill crusher, and just crush the food before feeding. I don't do it all at once.

You could also likely chop them in a GOOD blender, the kind designed to chop ice cubes.
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Plastic bag and a hammer.
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meat mallot and ziplock bag.
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meat mallot and ziplock bag.
Agreed! This works really well on a hard surface.
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I was planning on using my food processor if needed I love my food processor!
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dumb but important! haha

hmmm,.. I do have a food processor that's seldom used. I like the meat mallot ideas too, but there is SO much food. I also have a coffee bean grinder, maybe I'll try that too. I wonder if I know anyone with a steam roller... lol
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Coffee grinder is going to give you a mix of some little chunks and pulverized kibble powder. The Ratio of little chunks to powder depends on how long you let it grind.

ETA: I would make sure you clean it VERY well in between coffee beans and kibble. Mostly, I'd worry about hedgie eating coffee flakes.
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Is there a reason you want to grind it all at once?
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Coffee grinder is going to give you a mix of some little chunks and pulverized kibble powder. The Ratio of little chunks to powder depends on how long you let it grind.

ETA: I would make sure you clean it VERY well in between coffee beans and kibble. Mostly, I'd worry about hedgie eating coffee flakes.
I never use it anymore. It would easily become my hedgehog food grinder. haha The one food I need broken up a bit is between nickel and quarter sized a piece. Definitely not hedgie size. lol

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Is there a reason you want to grind it all at once?
Namely that I have a very small apartment and have bags of food everywhere. We have more food than couch! lol
But also because it will make it easier for me to begin to get the right ratios going if I can grind up food and put them in separate storage boxes till I get the formula down to the best mix for him. Plus, If I can grind up boxes that can seal, the food will stay fresher, longer.
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