Some people disagree about what type of food to feed. I'm in agreement with cat food. That said, most vets also try to push the brands they carry for dogs/cats, which in reading the ingredients, seem to be full of fillers to me.ILOVElily said:1.they told me that i should switch to hedgehog food (cuz it has some fruits and veggies) Instead of the high quality cat food. and they said even if i get the 1 for European hedgies that its atleast better than the cat food. (Which BTW i am sticking to cat food they obviously dont know what they r talkin 'bout)
Was the vet comfortable touching/picking up your hedgie? That's the important question. And good call on lifting her/him youself. Sometimes hedgies just feel better with those who are familiar.ILOVElily said:2.The vets assistant was supposed to lift the hedgie so the vet could get a good look at Pinchitas eyes but Pinchita disagreed and was not happy about that so every time the assistant tried to lift Pinchita would jump and the assistant would be scared. So i just did it myself.
This would be a red flag for me. Seems that your vet doesn't fully understand the threat of hibernation. My large concern would be if there was an emergency & you needed to leave your hedgie at the vet over night, the vet does not understand the importance of the controlled temperature. That said, on the note of sunlight - are you keeping a light on in the room your hedgie is in?ILOVElily said:3. They told me Pinchita needed sunlight so she could get her vitamin D , and i told them that its winter and she would get cold and her respond was "a little colds not gonna kill her". i got very mad at that.
While the location is good for an emergency, the vet's knowledge doesn't seem very strong. As for price - I can't comment on that