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  1. Diet and Nutrition
    So, i have snowball on "under the sun, grain free, indoor formula, chicken cat food" she hasnt had any problems with it and seems to like it. I have tried introducing new foods like bugs, fruits, veggies, etc. She wont eat anything but catfood. Ive tried live, fresh killed, and dried mealworms...
  2. General Questions
    I brought little Peter Quill home when he was about 8 weeks old and tried to feed him mealworms then but he just ignored them. I tried a few times again after he got acclimated to his new home but he still doesn't like them. He doesn't like fruits or vegetables either but I just recently...
  3. Diet and Nutrition
    I got Quill from a breeder when he was about 7 weeks old. He's about 7 months now and has been eating the same cat food since birth (I use the same brand as his breeder). Recently I took him to the vet and she says he's a little overweight and recommended trying to mix up his diet more with new...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi everyone! I had heard from someone that feeding baby hedgehogs mealworms is bad because they're too fattening. I'm pretty sure this is false, but I just wanted to make sure. I know that insects are high in fat, but they should have some insects, yes? If someone can debunk this for me then...
  5. General Questions
    So when I first got Moon I had her strictly on her cat food that she'd been eating while at her breeder's home, and the breeder gave me a small bag of the mix until I buy some of my own. I still have about half the bag while I've been introducing fruits, vegetables and eggs to her. She...
  6. Diet and Nutrition
    Hello, So I am wondering how much fiber should be in my cat food that I feed my hedgehog. I currently feed her chicken soup for the soul adult cat food it says on my bag that it has 3% fiber. Also I was wondering if mealworms would be a good snack to feed to increase fiber intake? The reason for...
  7. Diet and Nutrition
    I will be a first-time hoglet owner in just under two weeks now and am really looking forward to bringing Autumn home, I have only met her once but have already fallen in love and she is such a sweet and inquisitive little one. However there is one thing I am worried about - mealworms :lol: If...
  8. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi. I am about to get my first hedgehog, and I am really excited. I noticed mealworms seem to be a popular treat. They seem a bit pricey over time, so I think I may try to raise them. Is it worth raising mealworms for one hedgehog? If so, how many do you think I should get to establish a farm...
  9. Diet and Nutrition
    So I decided I was going to breed Mealworms so I don't have to go to the pet store as often seeing as I just got two two and a half month old baby sisters, plus I already had my year old Stella and my year and a half old Knuckles. My mom has her own Shes 4 years old and her name is Maleka, so we...
  10. General Questions
    Hey everyone, I tried feeding my hedgehog live mealworms for the first time and he didn't seem interested at all. I placed them directly in front of him, and he sniffed them and went along his business. I tried again a bit later with a different mealworm, and he did the same thing. He seemed...
  11. Diet and Nutrition
    I want to buy my hedgie mealworms as a treat. I was originally going to buy freeze dried but then I read about the dangers. I'm definitely not feeding canned because of the smell and i'm worried about mealworms turning into beetles. :confused: any ideas as to what I can do? P.S. It can't...
  12. Fun Stuff
    I know this is beyond pathetic to brag about, but Gretta finally ate a mealworm:) This funny girl has been running away from them every time I've offered them. I tried leaving them in a dish in her cage, but that ended when I found a mealworm in my bedroom (how it got there I have no idea, I...
  13. Diet and Nutrition
    What are food meal worms I can buy at petsmart? Any other bugs stetsmwrt like crickets, super worms, etc? I have heard some they've sold are not good for hedgies. :(
  14. Fecal & Intestinal issues
    Hello everyone, I am a new hedgehog owner. I have a few questions and concerns. I have had my hedgie for 3 weeks. The pet shop told me that she was about 4 months old. It appears she has settled in nicely and I take her out every evening to hang out. She is very friendly and seems relaxed when...
  15. Diet and Nutrition
    I was at the pet store the other day and i saw that there was a big pack of dried mealworms there, i always get live ones for my Hedgie, but they are such a pain, i don't like to touch them because they really freak me out. And the closest pet store they are kinda expensive at $6-7 for 50 of...
  16. Diet and Nutrition
    So I bought live mealworms from the pet store and have been trying to feed them to my little Blu. However, I think he may just not even know what they are because it's like he doesn't even notice that they're sitting right in front of him :confused:. I've held them up to his nose, his mouth...
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