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Old 11-30-2011, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Do you mean the same house as in the same building or the same cage?
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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
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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
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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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