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01-29-2009 07:47 PM
Racerhedge
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

I put them in the food dish just before they wake up to eat and they chew them down with there kibble
01-24-2009 11:34 PM
HedgiLover
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

I hide them under her bedding and she finds them in 5 minutes minimum!
01-24-2009 10:02 PM
AnimalsequalLife
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

I know this sounds kind of nasty and I dont know if it works for hedgehogs, but it worked for my other animals that wouldn't eat them. If you rip the mealie in half and let the hedgehog lick/smell the guts it might get them to eat it. As soon as I did this for my lizards and my friends gliders, they were hooked! Hope this helps
10-28-2008 08:12 AM
Kalandra
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

Some hedgehogs are just very hesitant to anything new. Give it time. If you want, put a couple of mealworms in a shallow bowl and leave them in the hedgehog's cage. Sometimes that will help them decide they are edible. And then there is the occasional hedgehog that just couldn't care less about mealworms and would rather eat something else.
10-28-2008 02:53 AM
Mikolaj
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

What about a hedgie who's supposedly never had mealworms? I bought some, and we spent about 10 minutes pushing worms under his nose with absolutely no interest. I put two in his food dish to see if maybe he'd eat them away from human scrutiny, but today they were just dead so I removed them.

Is there a way to help convince him they are tasty? Do some hedgies maybe just not like mealworms? Will he possibly be more likely to eat them when he becomes more comfortable with me?
10-26-2008 04:45 PM
r_k_chic47
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

I pick the mealworms up with a tweezers so the sawdust doesnt come with it, and then I just hold it in front of Pepper. He gets really excited whenever he sees those tweezers, even if theres no mealworm in it!
10-25-2008 06:26 PM
roxy
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

i use a plactic baby's spoon
10-25-2008 02:44 PM
LizardGirl
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

I do the same as Gnarly.



10-25-2008 01:21 PM
Gnarly
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

If my hedgehogs are out, I just place them in front of them.
If they are in their cage, I have special "treat" dishes and that's where I put the mealworms.
10-25-2008 12:25 AM
Melissa
Re: How do you feed your hedgie meal worms?

I dont touch them.. Butpour them in a bowl and set it in front of them.. Or put them in their cage. Either in a bowl or the bag tunnels or dig box..
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