Hey hedgehog experts! I have had 3 hedgehogs in my life, the current one is a plump african pygmy pinto hedgehog girl. Her name is Izzie
I fear that I have conditioned her to be a picky eater. Thus, the vet has asked me to cut down on the fat and protein and offer fruits, veggies and leaner insects.
The problem is, she doesn't touch anything I have given her. I have tried:
berries (blue, rasp, black)
She will only eat:
Iams kitten chow
Blue Kitten chow
mealworms from the can.
I have tried putting nothing out except these fruits and veggies, but even this has not gotten her to try them. I worry about making her ill if I continued this method for a longer period of time.
She is not that overweight, she weighs a pound and quarter-ounce, however Vet makes an excellent point: she is an omnivore, and in the wild, she would gladly munch on mushrooms and berries. Therefore, I must provide these options in her diet.
Does anyone have any suggestions for either finding an interesting tasting/smelling food she might try, or a method for forcing her to try them?
Your hog expertise is appreciated!