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Old 06-14-2009, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wont eat Sunseed Vita Hedgehog Formula

After doing a bunch of research i found that Sunseed Vita Hedgehog Formula is supposedly very healthy for Jeffrey... BUT HE WONT EAT IT! Ive been mixing it with his old food/s and he just dodges the vita part and eats the rest... is there a special technique to get him to eat it? I have 5 canisters of it, i dont particularly want to give up so easily on it.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's actually not that overly healthy for hedgies. From Reaper's list here: https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...c.php?f=6&t=45 it's #2. It's ok to feed as a "junk" food, just don't rely on it to become his "main" food.

And before you get confused about junk foods....Here is a thread that would be a good read ^_^
https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...php?f=6&t=2522

What other food are you feeding? You'll most likely find that your boy will only eat the sunseed here and there, but will continue to eat the kibbles that you normally feed him.

The only other way I can think to try to get around that, is to mix the sunseed directly in the storage container of one of his more preferred kibbles, and let the smell of his favourite kibble dilute into the sunseed. (I would only try this in a very small amount basis, because the reverse might also happen, thus making your boy not want the kibble)
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I feed him iams cat food, mealworms, occasional yogurt drop, random fruits or vegetables that he likes, 2wice a week flax seed oil for his dry skin (getting better), and i sprinkle on "exotic nutrition Hedgehog Booster Vitamin Supplement"
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Iams isn't all that great either, from what I remember. But someone correct me if I'm wrong... It's getting late here lol

Reaper's list of cat foods here : https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...c.php?f=6&t=15 gives a really good list of cat foods that are good to feed. The most popular brands that most people here feed are Wellness, Chicken Soup for the cat lovers soul, Fromms, Natural Balance Green Pea and Duck, Solid Gold, Blue spa select.

It's recommended to feed at least 3 different good quality cat foods.

Yogurt drops aren't all that great either...https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...t=yogurt+drops

And I've never heard of the booster vitamin that you listed. *goes and googles*
However..... Please be redirected to here: https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...it=supplements

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*Edits to add more links from forum about supplements*
https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...lements#p12484
https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...plements#p7111
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A-lot of information there, i have looked over the cat food list before and i have been planning on switching soon; Anyway, today instead of eating his food, he piled a bunch of bedding in the bowl like a punk..
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i would pile stuff on top of it too, neither of the foods have any nutritional value. And your attitude towards your hedgehog (ie. calling him a punk) shows that you do indeed care more about being right than what your hedgie wants.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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-.- I was kidding, i love my hedgehog, and your presumptuous nature is quite off-putting. I am new to hedgehog care, i am just trying to learn how to properly take care of him. The information on this site is a-lot different then what i have read on other websites and books. So i am changing the way i take care of him based on the information i am being provided on this site...
Why so hostile.. jeez.
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Alot of us on this site take our hedgies very seriously
And calling him a punk will not sit well with many
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ah thnx, i was just kidding. Anyhoo, i have been looking over the cat food list and i have found that these are the products that are available in my area. Any suggestions on which to buy/mix?

Authority Indoor Formula Dry Cat Food
Authority Adult Weight Management Dry Cat Food
Authority Hairball Control/Weight Management Formula Cat Food

Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Indoor Adult
Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Indoor Senior Cat
Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Senior Cat Food
Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Weight Management

Purina ONE Natural Blends Adult Cat Chicken & Oat Meal Formula
Purina ONE Natural Blends Adult Cat Salmon & Brown Rice Formula

(when it worked at pestmart they carried these, not so sure now though)
Wellness Healthy Weight Feline Recipe
Wellness Indoor Health
Blue Buffalo products
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I Have several of these in my mix authourity weight mangement,P1 chicken&oatmeal,wellness healthy weight and Blue Spa Select Mature chicken&brown rice recipe.
I also use Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul Light Formula and natural balance green pea and duck.
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