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Too hard for little teeth?

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Hi there! I've just aquired a male salt-and-pepper named Basil and I went and bought some high quality light cat food for him because he was eating what looked like kitty litter. I've given him a few kibbles as treats, and it seems the kibble is work to chew.

In my pre-hedgehog research, I've leared that many hedgies have teeth problems in my mind perhaps due to hard cat food. Should I moisten the kibble before he eats it as to prevent tooth damage?
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LarryT said:
How old is your hedgie?
The man ho owned him previously had him for a year, and he said that he "wasn't that old" when he got him. We're guesstimating about a year and a half old.

Immortalia said:
Which brand of food it is?
Just that they come in MANY shapes and sizes.
My boy prefers the flat or triangular shaped kibble, as I guess they are easier to bite.

The Wellness kibbles were small cylinder shaped, so I actually had to crack those in half for my boy to even eat it.

If yours is the rounder cylinder shaped, you may want to try partially crushing them so that it cracks down the middle in half. See if that would make a difference.
I'm feeding Nutrience Adult Light which are round pucks. Their size is ok, I was just worried about the consistency.
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