Safe Play Zones? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By hanhan27
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-09-2011, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Pickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 120
Default Safe Play Zones?

I've seen a few posts here about allowing hedgies to roam the floor. What do you do to make your living room hedgie safe? I've been afraid to do this b/c what if she crawls under the couch lol. I could close off the kitchen but we have laminate floors and wouldn't her feet get too cold??
__________________
Pickle is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-09-2011, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 666
Default Re: Safe Play Zones?

you could put down a blanket in the kitchen for their feet if you feel thats the best room, but i'd still be concerned about slipping behind/under the fridge or stove or something like that since they can fit in places as small as an inch wide. my boys actually have their own bedroom and that is hedgie proof and i let them run around in there supervised for a bit in the mornings, but this obviously isn't an option for most people. i just have their play pen set up in the living room for when they are actually out with us in the evenings and when they aren't in that they are on my lap cuz i'm paranoid that a split second i will look away they will take off on their speedy little legs and get into something they are not suppose to.
shawnwk1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2011, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
hanhan27's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,897
Default Re: Safe Play Zones?

I hedgie proofed my bedroom for my little one. I blocked off the areas that have electrical wires, put in plastic socket plugs, and double checked that where ever she may wander to (even if it's behind my desk), I'm able to see her easily. We live in a 7 year old WIC house (the kind that is built off site and then trucked in and basically just set on the ground lol), so it's fairly new and mostly well built. Keep an eye out for holes in the wall, make sure dressers, bookcases, etc are pushed against the wall far enough that hedgie can't get trapped behind stuff. Also, I would double check the temperature near the floor in whatever room you want to let your little one wander in, just to make sure it's a good temp.

I also hedgie proofed my walk-in closet, which was a lot easier. The only thing on the floor in my closet is 2 sterilite storage bins and a hamper. When she's in there, I put the hamper up so she can't climb up it. Plus, there's no wires of electrical sockets, so I didn't have to worry about that.

It's really helpful if you lay on the ground and think, "If I was a hedgie and looking for some place to hide, where would I go?" and scope the room out from a tiny animal's perspective
Demi likes this.
__________________


This message was brought to you by Mildred the Hedgehog's slave, Hannah! ^.^
hanhan27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2011, 10:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Pickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 120
Default Re: Safe Play Zones?

Yeah it's probably best for me to continue to make a corral in the living room and lay there with her. She really isn't much into playing / exploring as she just runs back into my armpit.
__________________
Pickle is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
KathyTNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 237
Default Re: Safe Play Zones?

Thought I would just share what I do for a safe play zone. I bought a toddler plastic high walled wading pool at Walmart. (Petsmart actually had them to bath dogs in as well during the summer months) I put the toys (toilet tube, balls, pvc pipe to crawl into) and each pog spends about 20 minutes in there every night. They do enjoy sticking to tube on the end of their face and pushing the ball around ....... I know they are done when they collapse in a flat ball and ooze. There is always someone in the room with them but my pogs are both over 2 years old and have no youthful desire to climb the tall slippery plastic wall!!!

I would never be able to feel comfortable letting my pogs roam freely in either one room or a whole house..... my house is too big ......

Kathy
__________________
They set off together down the path to return the fresh laundry to the little animals and birds in the neighbourhood. Lucie mounts the stile and turns to thank Mrs. Tiggy-winkle. "But what a very odd thing!" Mrs. Tiggy-winkle is running running running up the hill. Her cap, shawl, and print gown are nowhere to be seen. How small and brown she has grown and covered with prickles! "Why! Mrs. Tiggy-winkle is nothing but a HEDGEHOG!"

Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle
KathyTNY is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 666
Default Re: Safe Play Zones?

Be careful with the kidie swimming pools jeremiah gets out of them in about 10 seconds where jacob can't so it really depends on the hedgie. Just wanted to point that out
shawnwk1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are Legos safe for building play structures? Alyybear Toys 7 04-19-2013 08:19 PM
No outdoor play? CraftyRedPanda Mites 4 04-04-2013 12:45 PM
Play pen ShutUpAndSmile Playpens 0 12-06-2011 10:40 AM
Are seashells safe for play? Sar-uh Housing & Accessories 1 11-27-2011 09:23 PM
play pen brilloboy Toys 10 07-20-2011 03:41 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum