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Old 06-25-2011, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default now add quilling to travelling and new food =(

Hey, so I posted yesterday but didn't get any responses about this =(

So, Pirate (born 4/15/11) is 9-10 weeks old, and acting like a little viper. I found quills all over the cage floor this morning, and no poop on the wheel, so I guess he took a night off. Guess he is starting quilling! Boo lol So, with this added stress for the poor guy, will-
1) switching to a new food be too rough on him
2) travelling July 1-4 and July 7-10 weekends be too much on him?

He has been a grumpy hedgehog, but now his hissing is at new levels. I'm going to try to give him a bath tonight, I just don't want to stress him out too much.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: now add quilling to travelling and new food =(

For quilling, give him an oatmeal bath. Just fill the sink/tub with a little warm water, and place a sock filled with oatmeal in the water, and swish it around until the water is cloudy. Don't rub his back, just pour the oatmeal water on him gently.

How long have you had him for, and what is the food he is currently eating? Unless the food is REALLY bad, I'd wait until he is done quilling to switch foods but others might have different opinions.

It is important to continue interacting with him during quilling, just be gentle.
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Default Re: now add quilling to travelling and new food =(

he is eating spikes delight =( thanks for the bath directions!

do you think travelling next weekend will be too stressful?
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That food is pretty bad.

How long is the drive, and where will you keep him there? It really depends on the hedgie, some travel well, some freak out. If you think it will be that bad for him, do you have someone you trust to watch him while you're gone?
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Default Re: now add quilling to travelling and new food =(

the first trip would be like 1hr 20 min, the next weekend would be 2.5-3 hours.

yeah, the food is sooooooo bad =( at least I have the new stuff, I just don't know when to start.

Poor pirate- now that he is quilling, he is going to get his first bath tonight i think. So many changes

I'm trying to find someone w/ hedgehog experience off of care.com. Another resort would be to ask my boyfriend's brother, but I feel kinda bad since Pirate is sort of scary, and very poopy lol

do you think those two distances would be too much? Granted, he did travel from Ohio to missouri, then back to central IL where I got him. that trip was w/ the breeder and all in one weekend
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