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Old 12-04-2015, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been thinking about getting a hedgehog for a long time but I have a few concerns. One is how big is the hedgehog poop and what does it look like? My next question is how much will a hedgehog poop a night? The final question I have is if the smell is to bad for me to handle , what are some strategies to keep it smelling fresh? Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Consistency wise, it's a lot like human poop I guess. As far as look and consistency. It's like a play dough consistency. It's not huge, but it's big for how little they are. It varies from hedgie to hedgie though.
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok thanks! I feel like I could handle "play dough" like poop!
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Normal heathy poop is play dough ish... You may experience jelly poop, crumbly poop, slimy poop, and one of my hedgies favorite, the wall poop.
Having animals means you have poop to clean. Sometimes it's bigger than you think it should be. It isn't bigger than they are, so that's a plus.
Fecal matter is waste from food. Their foods don't smell like roses and their poop won't either. Diet has some effect on the smell. If there is lots of fish in their diet it can smell worse, but if you eat long john silvers daily....
An air filter can help eliminate some of the smell. So can having an open box of baking soda near the cage. The best way to remove the smell is remove the source. Spot clean the cage every morning, clean the wheel every morning. If you use fleece you change them every day, or every other day depending on how messy your hog is.
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hedgehog's poop mostly at night as that's when they're active, they don't poop much during the day because they are sleeping. Fresh poop smells fairly strong but once dry it doesn't smell as much. You will need to clean a very very poopy wheel every morning as they poop when they run and they run on their wheel most of the night.
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