Aprilla, glad to hear your hedgie got the ok at the vet checkup!
I don't put Louie's mealies in his food bowl. I hand feed them to him. He gets a few a couple of times a week. You can try taking your hedgie out and just setting a mealie in front of her. As soon as Louie smells 'em he grabs 'em real quick and gobbles them down! It's really cute. You should try some mealies or crickets - they are good for them and they really enjoy them.
You don't have to feed live ones either. Some hedgies will eat the freeze dried mealies & crickets. (My Louie just prefers them live)Here are a couple of links where you can buy them online:
Since Louie likes live ones I haven't really shopped around on the net for good prices on the freeze dried ones. You may want to google it and see what kind of prices you find.
We clip his nails when they look like they need to be done. It's not too often, he wears them down running on his wheel. I'll find you a good link on nail trimming. You can start with this: Nail Trimming
Hedgies.com has a lot of great info.
When he gets poopie feet, just fill your sink (or bowl, whatever) with an inch or two of warm (not hot) water and let her walk around. Her feet will get clean and you don't have to give her a full bath. And you're right, too many baths will give them dry skin. Just a little warm water will take care of those poop boots! LOL Louie has to have his feet cleaned frequently.
Congrats Crazy4piggers! Isn't it fun when they finally come around?? I'm glad to hear your boy is doing good.