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Hey guys!

Finally got my hedgie, Zeddicus and am just wondering about his food intake.

At the moment, he has a nutritional hedgehog food (kibbles) mixed with a cat food (also kibbles.) The cat food is a tad high in fat but not ridiculously so.

Obviously he is going more toward the cat food than the hedgie kibbles...anywho my question is,

how much should he be eating? Hes two months old. Can anyone give me an idea of how many kibbles he should be eating? Or how many i should be offering of each kind?

So far ive put about 20 (10 hog and 10 kitty) kibbles and like i said, he eats the cat stuff right away but not the hedgehog food so much...

i just want to make sure i'm not giving him too little or if i should let him indulge on the cat food....

advice? thanks guys!
 

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I'm assuming he's still growing, so he should be offered as much as he likes (free fed) each night, as well as during the day. What hedgehog food are you feeding? Unless it's Spike's Delight, you'd probably be better off getting another cat food and adding that to the mix - it'll probably be a lot cheaper and more convenient.

ETA: Yes, if he's two months he needs to have an "all you can eat" dinner every night. :)
 

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It's Brisky's. I read on here it was all right for them (when mixed with a cat food as well.)

i have three types of cat food at the moment, and the one i started him on was higher in fat than what is usually recommended. I know hes young and can prob take it but i just dont want him to eat JUST that you know?

So for now you say its ok to give him a lot of the cat food? Not CRAZY HUGE portions, but enough so he can eat when he likes at night?

Gimme a kibble estimate lol.

Thanks a lot for replying though :) Its good to know I have hedgie experts to turn to in times of question...
 

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Actually, because he's young and growing, you should be giving him ALL that he can eat.

When mine was young, he ate an entire bowl of kibble, which would probably be approx 100 kibbles per night. (This was before I started counting kibble because he was eating so much XD too much to count, but he always finished just about the entire bowl, leaving only some scraps and broken pieces.)

Now that he's older, he averages about 50 kibbles a night, but I always give him 70 kibbles nightly, so he can have the option to eat more.

Mine knew when he should slow down his eating and eat less, most of them do. So on his own, he ate less as he grew, and now we've plateaued at ~50
 

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interesting, interesting.

Immortalia, do you feed yours just cat foods? the higher fat one hes having now, should i give him a plenty?

Oh and ever since ive seen ur picture i cant help but ask, is there any trick to getting your hedgie to roll into a ball on his back like that? its ridiculously cute lol.

thanks for the help!
 

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what cat food are you feeding? fat and protein content are just the tip of the iceberg, needs to follow several guidelines. if you tell us what you are feeding, we can help more and maybe steer you in as little better direction.
 

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Yes, you should be offering more than he can eat each night.

Hold them on their back, and if they flail limbs everywhere, sometimes tickling their belly or making smoochy noises will get them to ball up.
 
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