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Old 03-21-2012, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Stella has her first vet appointment tomorrow. Should I go out and get a ferret carrier? My concern is that shell poop in it..lol She already destroyed her pet bed by doing that. Or could I just wrap her in a towel. Another concern is how stressed do hedges get about being at the vet. I don't want any green poop the day after the visit!
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use a ferret carrier and it fits my Alice in perfect. I lay a hedgie blanket in the bottom because the liner is rough on my carrier, and then just put a sleeping bag in. She likes to feel snug rather than in a big carrier.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use this carrier.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Petmate-Pet-T ... gMethod=rr
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Yes, you'll want a hard-sided carrier like what Tara linked. That's what will keep your hedgie safest in the car, in the event of an accident, or even just in case you have to do a very sudden stop. If she's in a carrier with plenty of blankets, that will cushion her rather than having her out on the seat, where she could be thrown off the seat or around the car. Soft carriers are fine for if you want to put her in the soft carrier, and then in the hard carrier, but you do want something that's sturdy. I had a hedgie bag soft carrier for Lily that I put her in, then into her hard cat carrier. Other times, I just put her in a blanket and put several more in the cat carrier and put her and the blanket in, and that worked too. Whether she was in the soft carrier or a blanket, I always made sure I had an extra blanket to take into the vet's with us, to lay on the table. I didn't want her getting chilled from the metal, and I figured the familiar scent might help her as well. Vet visits are pretty stressful for some hedgies, not as much for others. Green poop isn't a major concern, but you may see a bit, either at the vet's or afterwards.
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