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Old 02-21-2013, 04:19 AM United States
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I just got my 6 week old hedgie. I was transitioning her over to the kibble mix that I feed Sonic my other hedgie, I do not have anymore of the food she was eating. She runs like crazy in her wheel and barely touches her food. The only food she eats that I know for sure if the stuff she was eating at the breeders. I took out her wheel just now to try to get her to eat something and all she is doing is running around the cage. I am not sure what to do to get her to eat her kibble. When I had the food she was eating at the breeders in her bowl she ate all of it. she was eating like 3 TBS of it. I am not wanting to feed her the stuff she was eating. she was eating Purina One but I don't know which one.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:11 AM United States
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I was able to get ahold of her breeder to find out what kind she was eating and I got a bag of it. she was being fed Purina One indoor advantage. I put some in her bowl I took her out of her house and showed her. She ate some of it. Now I know that she will eat it at night and that she has something in her tiny belly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 PM United States
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Glad you contacted her breeder. She may just need a slower change-over than you were aiming for.

In addition to a slower change-over, you can also do things like mix the new kibbles with the Purina and let it sit together... mixed... for a bit so that the new kibbles take on a bit of the old kibble scent/flavor. Or you could grind up a bit of the Purina and sprinkle it on the new kibbles.

Mostly, though, I'd go with a slower change-over. Which, now that you have a bag of it, can definitely take place.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:02 PM United States
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If she switches over good. I could add the Purina One into the new mix. The new calculations for percentages for all 4 of the kibbles would be protein 35.45% fat 10.6%. which is good levels.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:19 PM United States
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I put a piece of each of the new kibbles in her food last night and she ate all of the food in her bowl. So I am putting 2 of each new kibble in her bowl with her kibble. so she has 2 TBS of her purina and 6 pieces of the new kibble
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:11 AM United States
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She is doing really good now on eating last night she ate all her purina and all 6 of the new kibble today I put 9 pieces of kibble and her purina and see how she does.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:40 PM United States
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Sounds like you're going more her speed - nice and slow
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:55 AM United States
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I just checked her bowl and the only thing she left in the bowl was poop. lol there was 9 pieces of kibble in her bowl last night. should I increase the number to 4 pieces of each kibble or leave it at 9 for a little bit?
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:27 PM United States
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In general, an empty bowl means add more kibbles the next night. I'd say yes, put those in.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:31 AM United States
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She left like 3 or 4 pieces last night.
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