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cottage cheese? treats? hedgie food mix?

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I just read where hedgies are lactose intolerant, but I could have sworn that I saw something, maybe on Nancy's website, about one of hers coming out to eat his cottage cheese??? What are some common treats you all give your hedgies? Ours is coming home tomorrow and I want to be as well versed on this subject as possible. I bought a combo cat foods and hedgehog food (current diet is hedgie food only) to mix while transitioning. The hedgie food is 15.4% fat - the only one they had. Is it bad to keep this in the mix once hedgie has adapted to the change in diet? The pet store manager said that hedgehog food has "important" things in it that the animals need, that cat food won't have????

Thanks for any help w/ these questions,
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It would be best to ask them what they are currently feeding, as it's usually better to slowly wean hedgies to new food....Unless it's a total crap food, and the hedgies themselves know well enough to quit it cold turkey when given the choice of a better food.

If you can, yes, ask for a sample bag of it, mostly just to have enough for you to wean your hedgie onto a new food.
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