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Hand feeding?

Discussion in 'Hedgehog Food and Diet' started by Jrwarren, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Jrwarren

    Jrwarren Guest

    I've been hand feeding my female (she is so lovely, amazing temperament and just loves the attention) but I don't want to encourage her to bite my fingers by associating my fingers with nice treats. I think an idea would be to try and remove the scent of her treat from my hands all together.
    Does anyone else hand feed their hogs?
    Can they identify the difference between the mealworm and my finger?

    Thanks, Josh
  2. Josh

    Josh HedgehogForums Admin Staff Member

    May 27, 2014
    I think you'll be OK if you make sure to wash your hands so they don't smell like food and hold her plenty so she can differentiate between food and you. Has she bitten you yet?
  3. Jrwarren

    Jrwarren Guest

    Lol yeah she finally bit me, I let her though to see what she would do. It was more the fact of she was looking for food. Learn from your mistakes.
  4. Tongue Flicker

    Tongue Flicker Active Member

    Jun 14, 2014
    Lol i would highly advise against handfeeding live bugs. Hedgies get crazy over them and some (like mine) will go berserk biting everywhere when they smell bugs or worms. If you wanna handfeed, try using kibbles
  5. Jrwarren

    Jrwarren Guest

    Yeah I gave her a locust from my locust farm and she nearly tore my hand off lol. I won't be hand feeding any more and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you have complete faith in your hog.