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Old 05-16-2011, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Still trying to get some fruits and vegies (fresh if possible) in to my hedgies diet. What have you found to be favorites?
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, we all know my obsession with hedgies and vegetables, so, with that in mind ---

Liam loves: carrots, broccoli, peas (all varieties, regular, snow, sugar snap - he eats the pod too!), water chestnuts, edamame beans, and bananas (the only fruit he likes, so far)

Good luck! I buy frozen mixes and then defrost as needed, for the most part. If I have some extra fresh veggies on hand I'll give those as well.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I do the same thing as cylaura with the frozen veggies. Snarf likes pretty much the same stuff. His faves are bananas and sweet potaotes, tho. Hands down.
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hmm...sweet potatoes & bananas & broccoli would be Henry's favorites.

Sid loooooves brussel sprouts!

i am trying to convince Henry to try fresh strawberries but he hasn't decided to do so yet.

a couple of mine like canteloupe & honeydew when it's really ripe. mangoes too.
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I tried them with a frozen mix of baby food and vegies but no way. Maybe I will just try a bit of banana tonight and see how that goes. They both like the baby food meat sticks and mealworms but that is the only successes. Truffle likes crickets, Toffee does not. I dislike the stinky things myself.

I took both them (and my daughters GP) to the vet today. Truffle has mites, which I suspected. Sigh. No wonder he is a bit grumy (though getting better). She wanted to give him ivermectin but agreed to go the revolution route when I expressed concern. I now have enough revolution for 50 doses!! 2 ml tube. Hopefuly he will start to be more happy and put on more weight. Toffee has caught up to him already (well they both weigh almost 350 gm so neither are tiny).
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Steamed carrots and banana are the two biggest favs for veggies/fruit. The top spot is mealies
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LOL yes mealies are like candy to them I think!! Toffee in particular will do anything to get to them. She can hardly wait til I pick them out of the container and tries to make me spill it on her blanket instead.
Bananas sound like a good place to start! Thanks everyone. Hopefully I can get some vegies in there eventaully.
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It took several days of me giving Liam the veggies with his food before he really tried them and liked them - I don't know if you've given T&T (hehe ) the frozen veggies just once or multiple times. I would say keep trying if you can! I went from having a very picky hedgie to one who goes right for the carrots!

But mealies will still always be the ultimate treat. It always hard for me to stop after a few every night - the look on his face when he scarfs them down is just too cute!
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True enough on trying multiple times. Just like a toddler!

And I agree, i end up givng more mealies than intended. Toffe will literally crawl up my arm for them. Truffle is a bit more dignified but he loves them too. He does really like crickets as well, ugh. And that took a few times. Guess I should try those again with Toffee too.

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