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lmg_319 11-30-2011 02:10 PM

Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs
 
I have heard that if you put a hedgehog and guinea pig together, they can spread some sort of fatal disease? Does anyone know if this is true? I don't even have a guinea pig but my friend who is petsitting over Christmas has a guinea pig, and I want to make sure them being in the same house will be ok. I have seen a lot of youtube videos with hedgehogs and guinea pigs together :? Any advice would be great!

nikki 11-30-2011 02:26 PM

Re: Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs
 
I have never heard of that before, but that doesn't mean its wrong. I have my two Skinny Pigs in the same room as my hedgies because since they have no hair they need warmer temps too. They've been in the same room for 8 months now and I haven't had any problems. You can call your vet and ask them, they should know.

GoldenEyes 11-30-2011 02:28 PM

Re: Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs
 
Do you mean the same house as in the same building or the same cage?

lmg_319 11-30-2011 06:30 PM

Re: Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs
 
The same house, not the same cage. Holden has his own cage, I would never put him in a cage with another animal.

I will call the vet tomorrow and see if they know, I just heard this information from a friend so not a reliable source. Thanks Nikki

Hedgieonboard 11-30-2011 11:36 PM

Re: Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs
 
I've never heard of that but if you can let us know what the vet says, if it is true it's something I definitely want to make a note of :)

connorshogs 12-01-2011 12:42 AM

Re: Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs
 
This is not true I keep my 13 hedgies and 6 guinea pigs in same room most cages are close. I had no issues I think they are referring to foot n mouth.

lmg_319 12-01-2011 11:48 AM

Re: Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs
 
I called my vet, and she said Hedgehogs and Guinea Pigs don't spread anything but Rabbits and Guinea Pigs may spread Bordetella (a respiratory disease) when they are together.


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