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Old 08-15-2011, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I had made a forum that reviled I was thinking of breeding my rose and the feedback I got convinced me to change my mind, but I'm still interested in getting myself another hedgie and my minds pretty much set. I'm not so sure WHY but I just really want to care for more then one hedgehog. I'm deffenatley not going to be breeding or going over board win hedgehogs, but I'm in the process of saving up and so far I have... 5 dollars... But I like just started tonight so I was asking for some preperation tips,advice and good luck
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Hah, I totally know what you mean. They're addicting. Truly addicting. I also really want another hedgehog and have been looking at rescues and other hedgies in my area.

Glad we could change your mind about breeding, but definitely good luck with the saving up and with getting a second hedgehog as a pet! I completely understand the feeling of wanting to expand the hedgehog family I mean, remember that it will be more work - twice the wheel cleaning, twice the socializing and play time, twice the laundry, twice the vet bills... but as long as you have that all figured out and saved up for, then there will be one more hedgehog with a loving home
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Hah, I totally know what you mean. They're addicting. Truly addicting. I also really want another hedgehog and have been looking at rescues and other hedgies in my area.

Glad we could change your mind about breeding, but definitely good luck with the saving up and with getting a second hedgehog as a pet! I completely understand the feeling of wanting to expand the hedgehog family I mean, remember that it will be more work - twice the wheel cleaning, twice the socializing and play time, twice the laundry, twice the vet bills... but as long as you have that all figured out and saved up for, then there will be one more hedgehog with a loving home
I'm actually excited for the extra work,hedges are fantastic
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that's great that you took everything in consideration I put a few things based on my experience with two
1. If you luck out and they will eat the same mix it makes it easier cause the food gets used faster than with one with less waste
2. There is some extra time added. If you have a boy and girl there will need to be two separate bonding times put aside so they aren't out at the same time unless you have someone that likes playing with them too that will take one to an area while you play with one. If you have girls that end up getting a long after quarantine then you may get lucky and be able to have them out bonding at the same time. I have one boy and one girl so since I'm the only one that interacts with the hedgies I either clear out time to take one out then the other later on, or if its a busy night I will alternate days. My day to day cleaning didn't increase much at all because even though it was twice as much things to wash it didn't take twice as much time because you are able to do a lot of things together and it saves times. Washing two wheels can take almost the same amount of time as one if you do them together
3. It makes washing liners nicer too since you will have fuller loads
4. There is more money that has to be put aside for emergency in case both get sick at the same time
5. One pro is that there is usually always something hedgie related that can be done with two
6. Personality differences are fun to watch

I'm probably missing some things but these are a few really fun things from my experience a long with some of the extra things
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I know what you mean by addictions. I just went to TX for a rehome that I felt bad for. I just happen to vist my cousin that lives in TX too and a friend that lives in Louisiana. Both people visits were an afterthought. I can assure you.

I do have Izzy in quarentine for about thirty days and I get the go ahead from my vet to introduce her, not to the other hedgie, but to my other animals. I don't want them to get mites or some possible virus. Izzy is in the guest room alone with separate everything including heating. I was hoping that Harvey's two lamps would be enough with Harvey and Izzy in the same area. Can't do that now. The good thing about quarentine is that Izzy can get used to me and my husband without the distraction of the other animals "investigating". I'm hoping this slow introduction to everyone will be better for bonding. Izzy is a one year old female and hasn't really been handled. She didn't have a wheel either until I got her an emergency one on the way home. She took right to it, though. That makes me happy and hopefully her too.
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