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Old 09-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OMG! I had no idea how messy hedgehogs could be...

I got Lillian and she is just a baby. She is messyyyyyyyyyy! She ddin't get the whole litterpan idea (still working on it), and she poops A LOT. Well I knew this before, but wow... She flings yesterday's news everywhere like a dig box, and poops in her fleece dig box, then plays in it. I tried a paper towel in the litterpan, but she thought it was nesting material (after she pooped on it 3 times ). BUT she is such a cuddle hog, and I let her sleep on me after a bath (or footbath if it's not too bad).

This was my initial reaction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osAhJ...eature=related

I'll try and grab some pictures tomorrow morning. I think it'd be good to show some prospective owners what they're getting into. Usually members only post pictures immediately after a cage cleaning.

I love Lillian the way she is, and don't mind cleaning up her messes, because she knows how to make me melt with one look
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some hedgies are messy and some are not

Give her time she may grow out of it or maynot
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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some babies tend to be more messy than an adult hedgie and some grow out of it and other don't. the litterbox is the same way, some take to them and others do not (mine did not so i just have litterboxes under the wheel which works well). also babies are unable to control their bowels and can't feel they need to go until it's already coming out so they just go where they are. once they get older they can control it more and will generally start going in one corner or just on the wheel.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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love eddie! My gambit likes to eat yesterdays news so he gets a paper towel, You can try weighing the paper towel down with a stone/landscaping block of some sort to keep her from moving it.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How could something so small & sweet looking (and dressed in all white) make such a mess!! She is such a little cutie-I can see how she could get away with anything.

Thank goodness I have only 1 messy hedgie!



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Old 09-22-2011, 05:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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that's a great idea larry. i just switched from (well more like ran out and am too lazy to go to the store lol) yesterdays news to paper towels and have been worried about jakob grabbing it and trying to eat it (that can't be good for the digestive system and he's onry enough to do it) so i will definitely try putting a rock on it to prevent any moving. out to the rock garden i go and after a little boiling no paper towel movement
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How could something so small & sweet looking (and dressed in all white) make such a mess!! She is such a little cutie-I can see how she could get away with anything.

Thank goodness I have only 1 messy hedgie!
I know right?!?!

Here's her cage on the second day after cleaning. BTW daily I pick up food, litter, and poop that managed to get everywhere and clean her wheel.



I think she invited some boy hedgehogs over last night and had a wild party...
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That's how Norman's pen usually looks when I get up in the morning as well! At least you're not the only one with a messy hedgie!
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Aww!! She looks a lot like my Yoshi...Yoshi is white too, but has red eyes instead... Yoshi isn't too messy, just poops on his wheel all the time.. lol
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Wow! She IS messy!

But...a messy cage means a happy hedgie!



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