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Just got my hedgie! Food question...

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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. :)
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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