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Old 05-22-2015, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, this was something I never expected to happen.

When I first got my hedgehog, it's the same old story everyone else has. Poop-covered wheel every day, poopy feet, poop strewn throughout the cage, etc. Basically just a toddler with spikes on its back. I never bothered to litter train him because it seemed like a futile effort.

Now I've had him for about a month, and I've noticed in the last few days that he's really cleaned up. His wheel doesn't look like the scene of a crime anymore, and every morning I find a few little neat poops right in front of it. His feet also don't need to be washed every day, only about every three days now.

I'm wondering if maybe, because he hates water, he's learned not to get his feet covered? I have no idea.

Anyways, I felt like sharing with some fellow hedgehog owners that would understand my delight
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They sometimes tidy up a bit as the get older and get more control over their bodily functions. Kind of like humans. Babies poop all the time everywhere but adults generally make it to the bathroom first!
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, he was four months when I got him. I've noticed in the last week or so he's gotten a fair bit bigger and heavier, so I guess he's on his way to adulthood. They grow up so fast :')
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm jealous...

If there is no wheel in the cage Nibbles will go in her litter box almost every time. With the wheel, she forgets about everything else but running and needs the daily bath and wheel cleaning. I have hope that one day she will realize running in her own poop is as gross as we know it is and go back to the litter box. Honestly, if she wasn't so excited over the darn wheel I would consider taking it out since her cage is plenty big to run around in.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine too! All of a sudden she was no longer pooping on her wheel!

Bought her a new carolina storm bucket wheel because the flying saucer ones kept breaking after a couple months of running and they were recommended by a lot of people. She took to it immediately and now I find neat poops and pees directly behind her wheel. She gets off from running, goes to the back, does her business, circles to the front and gets back on. No more poop boots.
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