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PostSubject: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:37 am

Hello everyone. New to the forum but having looked around I can see I'm not the only one nuts about hoggys, my family think I'm quite mad as I prepare for my new arrival.

This will be my second hoggy after losing my Hufflepuff a few months ago. A little wary about taking a new baby on again and will probably have lots of questions.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:51 am

Hi and welcome to the forum

Don't be nervous, always sad when you lose any beloved pet but I always like to think that our hearts are big enough to be able to love a new arrival.

There are lots of good pointers in each section but anything you need, just shout out and somebody will be pleased to help you.

Looking forward to pictures of your new arrival and share your memories of Hufflepuff as well - memories make me smile x

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:22 am

Thank you very much Nellie, I'm looking forward to Boo arriving - picked from the litter on Halloween weekend so seemed a good name lol

When I work out the photos I'll try to post some x
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:13 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Any questions ask away! I had so many questions when I was new to hoggies - I still do from time to time. I love the name Boo! x Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:40 pm

Thank you Melloola. I think my immediate question is what dry food is best lol The breeder uses go cat chicken and duck which I will keep him/her on initially but should I switch to better quality one over time?x
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:11 pm

I would do yes. Go-cat is a bit junk foodie. Whiskers is another one to avoid. Harringtons chicken with rice is a good one and it's quite a bit cheaper than other good quality ones. I also feed Royal Canin lightweight care chicken, Arden Grange chicken and potato, and James Wellbeloved hairball turkey. It's good to have a mix of 2 or 3. As a general rule 30% protein or higher and 10% fat or under. A little over 10 percent is ok in a mix of other lower fat biscuits. Smile x
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:49 pm

Thank you so much. I used Arden Grange chicken and potato for my first one, only one type of dried food though, do you mix the three together or rotate them? x
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:24 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Can't wait to see some photo's

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:26 pm

Thank you. Need to work out how first lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:04 am

I mix them in together so they get a bit of each every day. Smile x
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:20 pm

I mix three bands together with a few dried meal worms - avoids fussy eaters x

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:37 pm

Brilliant. Thank you everyone. Heading up to the breeder to visit him/her this afternoon. I'll be handling Boo every week until he comes home. Smile x
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:59 pm

Hello love and a very warm welcome to our loving family. I am hogless at the moment too but hopefully not for long. I love the name Hufflepuff. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:04 pm

Thank you. Just went to visit mine and I can bring her home next week! Problem is I'm not sure which it is as 2 are so similar! This is Boo at 5.5 weeks when I first picked her. My profile has Hufflepuff, my first hog

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:10 pm

Little smunge - gorgeous x

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:37 pm

He is just adorable love.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:37 pm

He is just adorable love.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:53 pm

Awwwww - she is very cute!!! Very Happy x
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:51 am

Hmmm, one question I have - what age should a hedgehog be allowed home with it's new owner?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:03 am

It varies a little between breeders, but at the very earliest 6 weeks. Personally, I like them to be at least 7 weeks and they have to weigh 170g before I'll let mine go. I will also hang onto a hoglet for longer if I have any concerns. What age is Boo?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:49 pm

Aww boo is cute looks a nice size aswell xx
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:06 pm

You all must think I'm nuts haha I just can't wait for him or her to come home bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:08 pm

Boo is home!! Sat in the corner looking a little bewildered.
So happy to have her at last Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:14 am

She is just adorable hun, please keep us posted.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:15 am

Awwww, she's gorgeous!!! Very Happy x x
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