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04-04-2012 06:46 PM
beautsbelle
Re: My New Baby!

I used to have Roxie on Spikes Delight. I would not recommend it. I found pieces of plastic in it, and it has been told to me by other board members here that it is not recommended. I use a mixture of Blue Buffalo and Nutro cat food, and she loves it. She does boot the blue bits from the Blue Buffalo out of her bowl though. And I mix a combination of baby food like sweet potatos and chicken together, then put it in mini ice cube trays and freeze it. Each night I give her 3 mini cubes (they are more like the size of a ju-ju bee candy or gumdrop) and some mealies and crickets. Her stool is SOOO much better on this combination of foods. With the Spikes, all she did was poop and it stunk and it was very wet and runny. It really was awful.

Just some thoughts. Awesome picture. He is sooo cute!
03-28-2012 09:04 PM
lilchris28
Re: My New Baby!

Thank you
03-28-2012 06:29 PM
vasogoma
Re: My New Baby!

Just joining to tell you that he looks very cute and to thank you for taking good care of him
03-28-2012 06:05 PM
lilchris28
Re: My New Baby!

Ugh... Just looked it up and the #1 ingredient is by product and it does indeed have BHA and Ethoxyquin in it... So that's definitely out. I want to eventually get him on a mix between Innova Low Fat Cat Food and Spike's Delite. The vets always seem to recommend bad food, at least the ones I've seen. I had one vet tell me Beneful dog food is great food... Um, no.
03-28-2012 05:55 PM
alyssinreality
Re: My New Baby!

I would not feed Mazuri hedgehog food. Commercial hedgehog foods are not very good to begin with and that is one of the worst. There are preservatives in it that have been known to cause cancer. (that is if I'm getting my stories straight, someone else can back me up on that) It is recommended here on HHC that you feed a mix of high quality cat foods. There is a great list on the forums to help. I don't know why vets always suggest that, one I took Diggory tried to also. They aren't very up to date on hedgehog information it seems.
03-28-2012 05:45 PM
lilchris28
Re: My New Baby!

I took little Wesley to the vet today (couldn't fathom waiting until Thursday if he did have mites). The vet said he's a healthy baby boy, approx. 1 year old, excellent teeth, no mites, and he had his nails trimmed. She said he's slightly underweight and recommended Mazuri insectivore diet. Thoughts? Poor baby had to be sedated for us to get a look. She made a point that when he left my hands, he was extremely pissed until he was back in my hands, and then he was only slightly pissed. She thinks he's going to be bonded to me, and only me. That's fine with me
03-28-2012 11:16 AM
Rainy
Re: My New Baby!

Love it!
03-28-2012 02:08 AM
lilchris28
Re: My New Baby!

IT'S A BOY! He let me look! And he took mealworms from me! And he licked my nose when I told him the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf who huffed and puffed just like him... I have no life lol. I'm thinking about naming him Wesley.
03-28-2012 01:25 AM
JackieMackk
Re: My New Baby!

Roaches?! Ohmygoodness. So sad. But he/she is so so adorable!
03-28-2012 01:12 AM
lilchris28
Re: My New Baby!

Quote:
Originally Posted by moxieberry
Try putting him/her in a clear tupperware container or something like that - you'll be able to look from underneath.
OH! Good idea.
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