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Old 12-10-2014, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, new hedgie owner here. I've read a lot and watched several Youtube videos and I'm sure there's a lot more to learn.

First question as a new owner..... she is 2 1/2 years old. Her previous owner fed her only Purina Kitten Chow (and the occasional mealworm). Obviously, I will be switching her to a healthier mix. The previous owner said she did not have any more food to provide to me to transition her over. Should I buy a whole new bag of Kitten Chow to transition her over, or would it be ok to just switch to my new mix? I would really hate to buy a bag of something I won't use all of, especially after I already bought her 3 bags of food. Regardless, I want to do what's best for my hedgie. Opinions?
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Usually pet stores will give out samples if you ask. Ask for a sample of her old food. Use that to transition.
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I work at Petsmart, and we don't give samples. I'll have to try a few other places.
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If you can't get samples from anywhere else, just buy a small bag. When you have her switched over, you can probably donate what's left to a local animal or wildlife shelter.
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