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Ok I've had Shelby a little over 2 weeks now I was told she was a year and a half old.
She looks perfectly healthy to me (doesn't look under weight or over weight)
But I think she need her food changed.
She is on Purina Cat Chow Indoor Formula. That's what she was on when I got her.
The previous owner said that she Rescued her and that she was on Purina Cat Chow Outdoor or something like that when she got her and she "changed her so the Poo would smell better"
Anyway I don't think it's as nutritious as she needs so my question is. (BTW I've read the cat food list on here just a little confused on where to start)

What would be the best kind to try her on that is not real expensive and that is easy to find and that is healthy and taste's good (to her) to try to change her to first? Then I can add another one later.
And what's the best way to change her over with out upsetting her little tummy?

Also I can't get her to eat ANY kind of treat!
She has ate 2 meal worms since I've had her (previous owner said she loved them) I've tried baby foods and fruit's and she just wants kibble.
Any suggestions?
Sorry it's a long post, Just want my little girl healthy

Thanks!! :)
 

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Thanks a lot
Yeah I know they are not really cheap. But if she doesn't like it the dog will probably eat it...lol he loves her cat chow :shock: he will eat anything almost.
I'll make a list to take shopping.
I know you shouldn't have artificial stuff in it and should have a good amount of protein not to much fat should have REAL meat and so on but how much is enough and how much is too much?
 

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That's very helpful!
Thanks a lot.
She like's to run in circles lol for like 2 or 3 hours but not every night.
Like tonight, she's having a lazy night. Been curled up next to me on the bed asleep.
 

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:eek: I'm glad you said that!
Thanks!!
I will also make a "Toxic to Hedgies" list to take with me just to be on the safe side. :geek:
 

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Thanks I will write those down.!
(need to get printer to working)
When I get my printer working I will make a book for me to keep so hopefully I won't have to ask as many questions :oops:
 

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I will keep that in mind and check it often!
Thanks Reaper, what would we do without you? :)
 

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Ok I got her some Iam's Healthy Naturals.
It's the best thing the places around here had!
she seems to like it! so that's good and it smells better then that other stuff.
And the Dog love's it :shock:
 

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I don't remember all the other name's that were there.. I'll try to write them down next time I go.
But we read all the bags there and the Iams had more meat, less by product and the required protein and fat that I was told was good for her.
The first 2 ingredients are meat's almost all the others first 2 ingredients were corn or corn meal or some other kind of corn.
would the Iams be good for a mix?
if so what else should I mix with it? :|
 

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Well it may not be the best but it's better then what she had.
At least the first ingredient is meat.
And the Pet store's in my town are small and don't have much to choose from. Unless you got a fish.
And getting them online right not is not an option at the moment.
And IMO it doesn't have to be on a list to be a good food.
I'm not saying it's a great food but it's the best we can find at the moment.
When I find a better one I will get it.
Is there a certain one I should look for to mix in?
 

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I didn't mean to offend. I'm sorry if I did. :|
I know Reaper's list is great. and great for hedgie's. I just meant that there could be some that are good (not great) that may not be on the list for whatever reason.
It was the best that the stores I'v been to had.
I didn't even think about a farm supply store.!
I don't think about buying pet food from there.
I will try to get there in a day or so and see if it's got something good.
Shelby is liking the Iams though so is it ok to put in a mix?
maybe a small amount?
 

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Ok thanks.
Thats great! I found something I can use as a treat :)
I got it mixed with that other stuff she was on for now until I can find something better.
 

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Oh I am doing it slow.
She has not completly come off the old stuff yet. I just mix in a spoonfull into her bowl with the stuff she's use to so she don't get an upset tummy or anything.
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Oh thanks for the links those will be very useful!!!

It should be Illegal for them to put stuff like that in any pet foods!

Thanks for everyone's input It's all very useful. :)
 
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