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Old 11-14-2019, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow How do I prevent my hedgehog from getting under the fleece?

I don't like my hedgie to get under the fleece for a variety of reasons. He'll make a mess, knock over food/water bowls, and it's unpleasant for the both of us when I have to eventually dig him out from under there. I also get very worried that in the worst-case scenario, he won't find his way out of the fleece and eventually starve.

What I usually do for my hedgehog is binder clip the fleece to my cage bars so the edges are actually lifted to prevent him from finding a spot to burrow underneath. I actually use an excessive amount of clips too (about 15+) because if he's determined enough, he'll find a loose edge to slip into.

However, I am expected to board my hedgehog at a friend's place while I'm overseas for a few months and I don't want to expect my friend to do the same. It's quite tedious to do so and they're already doing me a favor by boarding my little one while I'm gone. Is there any easier solution for this?

He already has a hut with a snuggle sack in it. It's where he mostly sleeps. He also has a tube he can scurry in.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How does the fleece look like, can we see a picture?

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Hedgehogs like to burrow, so 'liner-diving' is a pretty common problem. What I do, is place a loose fleece blanket on top of her liner, and she also a tube that leads into it (the loose blanket pile; like this https://www.instagram.com/p/B4Lloavnmy1/). Ever since i did that, she hasnt dug up her liner.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I added a "digging box" to my cage. Since then she slowly stopped to dig.

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