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I don't think my hedgie is getting enough nutrition. We use Purina Kitten Chow, and he won't eat anything else. I've tried feeding him fresh fruit and veggies, but he just takes a bite, spits it out, and snacks on his cat food. We've had him for 5 months, and he just ate an earwig today. That is the first food diversity he's had in 5 months. What could we try?
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I would recommend switching him to a decent food. I'm sure you've seen reaper's list, get a few foods from there. If you are feeding a good mix of foods you don't need to be worried.

If you really want him to eat veggies, try feeding Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix, there is a lot of dried fruits and veggies in it. Inky doesn't like fresh fruit either, but he will eat those.

I would not let him eat things like earwigs and other bugs around the house, there are too many risks associated with letting them eat wild insects.
If you want to feed your hedgehog insects, breed at home. Buy some live at the petstore then try to keep at least 4 it may take a few more to make it more worth it, but its a start for 1 a day.
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