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Old 06-22-2019, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys Eski is 10 months old we have an enclosed outdoor space that is big enough for her to run around at night. She pees/poops in a more or less specific corner of that space. We used to put a care fresh type of bedding in her sheltered home box but stopped after she started pooping outside it. We recently decided to potty train her because it's easier to clean, so we got a tray and filled it with sand. She still poops outside the tray in a corner but there's no traces of pee on the ground so she must be peeing in the tray, just not pooping in it..?

We've read up on potty training and one of the tips is to put her poop in the sand so she knows to do it in there. Another tip is to set her down in the sand tray after having picked her up. We've done that and it's only been a couple days since the potty training started, but we'd like to know if you guys have any additional tips/advice on how to get Eski acclimatised more quickly/comfortably?

Appreciate the help and thanks in advance!
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you not more the tray to the corner she is pooing in ?? See if she uses it then. It will likely be easier to get her using it than trying to get her to move the tray.
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Hedgehogs, like many animals, usually poop in one general spot. The best way to litter train is to figure out what spot that is and move the try to that area. Then, like you read, scoop their poop into the tray and if you want to, you can put them in the tray shortly after eating. It will take some time though, so be patient!
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The tray is in the corner that she poops it's just that she does it outside the tray still.. she pooped on the very perimeter of the tray this morning plus another totally different random spot so I guess that's progress..?? I'll keep scooping the poop in and monitor her for a while more thanks guys!
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You can buy as large a tray as possible and place it where it would normally drain. If it's still excreted somewhere else. You can pick it up in a tray. Clean the area outside the tray with pet deodorant. Here is my suggestion. I hope it will be helpful to you.
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