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Old 04-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my hedgie is 4months old.She sleeps all day. I know they are nocturnal but she only gets up for like a 6 hours a night it seems. Just runs on her wheel,eats, and poops. That brings me to another problem. Her wheel is completely covered in poop (i have carolina wheel)so then her feet are too. so i have to give her foot baths everyday. and her cage is covered in poop. when i try to interact with her she just wants tosleep during day ? any suggestions?
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a normal hedgehog to me.

When do you turn on/off the lights in your room? She may only be up ~6 hours because you are not keeping a 12-14 hour daylight cycle.

Some hedgehogs are cuddlers when you take them out on bonding. If she just wants to sleep on you, sounds like you have a cuddler
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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She is a cuddler just making sure its ok. :} She wont come out unless its pitch black. We have lights off from about 9-5:30. Any suggestions about the poopy wheel ?
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Her light schedule is really only giving her about 8 and a half hours of darkness, so maybe that is why she is only awake for 6 - she wants to make sure she is in bed and asleep in time. Perhaps if you extend her darkness a little, she will stay awake for longer?
Also, she's still only 4 months old, so it is normal if she sleeps for the majority of the time (:

There really isn't a whole lot that can be done about the poop wheel. Have you tried putting a litter box under the wheel to catch "runoff"? That may help a little (:
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pooing on the wheel is totally normal.

Just cleaning daily or several times daily helps. You can also put a catch pan under the wheel as a litter box and most likely your hedgie will poo/pee there. That helps when you use liners.
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