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Old 05-11-2011, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Picky picky Quinn

So, I think I've complained before about how Quinn won't eat anything but Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul. Not even the light formula. He will specifically pick around it. I'm not too worried about his weight anymore because he's a huge runner and isn't overweight by any means. But, he won't eat any of the typical treats you guys suggest. The only thing he even pretends to chew on is broccoli. So, today we tried giving him mealies for the first time and he ignored it and went and ate his cat food. What's wrong with my dude? Is he missing out on some essential nutrients by not getting mealies and other treats?
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried leaving the treat for a few hours in his cage, in the dark with him? Sometimes my girls won't try something in front of us, but I leave the treat dish in their cages they will eat it (or at least try a little bit.)

If you do that, be careful not to leave food out long enough that it might spoil. Usually I put the treats out around 8:30pm and take the dishes away before I go to bed, around 10:30.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like my friend's hedgehog Leela (she made me fall in love with hogs ). She was a rescue that Christie (my friend... well my sister's friend haha) had adopted from the SPCA. I guess the poor girl wasn't exposed to a lot... she had no clue what to do with mealies!

Some hogs just don't eat treats... I don't know why. Leela was one of them. You can give her ANYTHING and it's like she doesn't realize it's food (besides her kibbles) soo yeah silly hedgies, making us worry!
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Will he eat any meat, like cooked chicken or turkey at all? I mix in either chicken or turkey baby food, or some wet meat cat food, in with Liam's food every night. It was definitely how I got him to eat more veggies! Since he has nibbled on broccoli, maybe Quinton would like some broccoli covered in chicken baby food? Just a thought.

Good luck! I know it can be frustrating.
Liam - brought home October 24, 2010!

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