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Old 04-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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at what age should i give my hoglets solid food, i mean the hard kibbles..right now im feeding them with soaked-kibbles (they are 6 weeks old now)..they seem to have difficulty crunching the non-soaked kibbles..
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine has eaten solid food from the day I got him at six weeks old... and before he ate it at the breeders'. He doesn't have any problems with it. But maybe your kibble is too big?
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm feeding them Royal Canin Kitten 36 so i suppose the kibbles will be small enough for them and it is not as hard as RC 32Fit..I'Ve been feeding them soaked-kibbles since they were 4 weeks old. So, since your 6-week-old have no problem munching the kibbles, i guess i just have to give them the non-soaked to help their teeth development..should I?
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I think they should manage it, I use different brands but also Royal Canin Fit 32 and he loves it... at first I cut them in half but he just chews them down like it's nothing now so I don't do that any more. At the breeders' he got the kitten version as well.
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if your worried why not just crush it into smaller pieces?
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Here babies start to eat around 4 weeks! I give RC kitten 36 and they eat easly! I never crush kibbles

Of course they stay with mom! But they start to be curious and go eat somes at around 4 weeks!
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I leave Royal Canin Babycat in for mama (helps with weight and milk, in my experiences) and usually the babies are sampling it around four weeks. By six weeks they've usually stopped nursing and the babies are eating solid foods, and by seven weeks, they're doing very well eating dry kibble. Hand raising can be a little more complex just because they don't see mama eating the food and try to mimic her. They are still curious though. I put food in the cage with the litter starting at three weeks, and keep the kibble counted. They sometimes take a little longer to get going, but are on dry solid food (Babycat) by seven and a half weeks at the very, very latest.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks for all of the feedback.my kids have already eaten the hard food now. i guess i was too worried because this is my very first experience with hoglets..
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