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Old 09-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One of my hedgies is really over weight. she has a wheel and I get her out every day to run. I was woundering if there is some diet food for hedgies?
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What food is she currently eating? They should be eating a low fat or light/diet food. Unfortunately, if she is already on a light brand of food, there isn't much else you can go to except for seeing if there is a brand that has a lower fat content.

Offering some veggies in the evening will help her fill up a bit. How much on average does she eat?
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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she is now eating solid gold, chicken soup, and felidae. I feed her about a table spoon and a half A night. she weighs about 654 ounces this is down from 670 ounces is this good. she had A litter of 7 about 5 months ago, could this be baby fat? thanks nancy
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I agree with Nancy on the veggies. I don't think that it could still be baby fat, but I would also recommend some "LITE" kibble, like Chicken Soup. I'd also keep the treats (mealworms) to a minimum.
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