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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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Thanks for all the advice.... really appreciated! I didn't know that looking after a baby hedgie can be so challenging....!! :lol:
sebian said:
OOOOoooooh yeah it can be. Just wait until the quilling begins :shock:
Oh yes - she is in the process already! :lol:
Kalandra said:
Do you wake her up to play with her? If you have her on a regular schedule of when she expects to be awakened to play with, a portion of that interaction time could be used to introduce new foods. For instance mine are on the following schedule: up by 8pm, cage cleaned & food refilled 10pm, hedgehog back in to cage shortly after. Part of the new food is a bowl of just fruits/veggies/food of the night. Mine now expect this and will seek that bowl out to see what is in the bowl.
With our little one, whenever (and I mean, WHENEVER) you wake her up, she hisses and spikes.... so we haven't handled her yet... we have put our hands in, she sniffs and licks and she sleeps with our clothing so she should know our scent by now. And when we do try and put something new for her to eat.... she just looks over it.
Zalea said:
If you don't pick her up because she hisses and spikes, you might never pick her up. Don't let that keep you from holding her, because you need to pick her up and hold her daily.
I thought about that.... so then what is the best way to do it? How? :oops:
Great! Thanks a lot....! :D
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