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New food doesn't interest her..... now what??

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I have had my hedgie for about 2 weeks now (she is a month and a half).... so I am very new to this. She doesn't seem to be having an issue with what she is eating now.... but whenever we try and experiment with her with new food.... she barely looks at it.
Just for starters, we tried some banana, apple and some plain scrambled egg....... but nothing.

And the issue with her is, that she sleeps the entire day and night - she only wakes up usually after 1am.... and we are seldom up at that time to try and feed her, and because we can't leave the other food there all day (and night) because it will go bad by the time she wakes up..... how can we introduce new foods and treats?

Thanks !! :)
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Keep trying! A lot of hedgies don't catch on the first try with new foods ;) . Try to keep giving her banana (or which ever you choose) for a few days. I wouldn't keep introducing new foods all the time, especially since she's so young, because all the smells are very new to her and a bit confusing.

You might also want to try to mix in the new foods with her current food (one at a time). If you do this right before you guys go to bed (assuming that's when you feed her) it should last long enough for her to eat it with her food. That's also assuming she doesn't catch on to your trying to trick her (slightly :cool: ) and pick around the banana.

I'm sure a lot of other people will have a lot more suggestions for you too! Hope something works!
Great minds think alike.... and post at the same time :lol:
OOOOoooooh yeah it can be. Just wait until the quilling begins :shock:

Luckily, pretty much everyone on HHC is very very informed in some way or another and more than willing to share their knowledge/experiences with you, so don't ever hesitate to ask a question :)
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