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Old 10-02-2019, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I’ve had my hedgehog for a few months and she’s great. The only bad thing is her pooing.. she does it all over her cage and wheel and even in her food bowl sometimes. It is an absolute pain to clean and I’m looking for solutions now.. I have heard of potty training for hedgehogs; has anyone done this? How do I start? Thank you!
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pick up her poop and put it in one place so she nows to poop there.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The litter, is it the same sort of texture to the rest of the cage? It generally helps a lot of hogs to have different texture substrates in the litter to the rest of the cage so then tell the two areas apart.

Also picking it up and putting it in the litter for a while so its already in the litter will help.

The wheel will always be messy though! You can't change that. Which is why most people have the litter under the wheel, because they wheel sort of acts like a litter place for them as well as exercise!
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With fleece, it is helpful to have something different in the litter tray. I use wood pellets. Here is a photo of the set up.
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here with my Mecki-- born 2/12/19

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Old 10-15-2019, 08:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the same issue with my hedgehog Theodore. I find that using unscented baby wipes make the job quick and easy! If you really don’t want to deal with the poop, I’ve heard you can potty train them, though sometimes they don’t want to (Theodore didn’t).

Good luck!!!
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