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Old 01-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i switched Shade and her babies onto liners.... the babies have littered the whole cage with turds. its nasty in there! ( in one night!!) and im starting to think the boys arent very bright ( Rhea is litter trained already! but the boys.. just aren't catching on.) any suggestions? i am placing all the poops into the litter box but they just dont get it!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are they weaned? If so, they shouldn't be with mama. You can leave the girl with the mama after being weaned, but as soon as they're weaned, boys have to be separated.

Babies will figure it out the same way that all hedgehogs do. Put a wheel in a tray, put the sleeping spot opposite the wheel/tray. They can have a wheel when they're weaned. If they aren't weaned yet, they shouldn't be on liners anyway.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lol no, I'm taking them out next week ( 5 weeks old yesterday) so at 6 weeks.

I had to switch them to liners as I ran out of carefresh. Momma hog has been taken from the cage.for an hour at a time, maybe longer because shes not weaning them, if they want to nurse she will let them every time ( every 3 ish hours) plus she runs on a wheel when she's out.
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I had to switch them to liners as I ran out of carefresh.
Running out of carefresh isn't a reason to switch them to liners early. Go buy more carefresh.
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Running out of carefresh isn't a reason to switch them to liners early. Go buy more carefresh.
This.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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they should still be on carefresh. I honestly believe that you shouldn't be breeding hedgies but I will not get into that.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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-.- guys i cant drive! how in the world am i supposed to drive 2 hours to get carefresh when i cant drive??

and im not breeding hedgehogs!! i didnt mean for this to happen so dont even start on me with that.

they are 5 weeks old, i was told by both my mentors that it would be fine so just dont. i hate the carefresh and could care less if i ever see it again. now plz, back to my original question! -.-
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Put them back on carefresh like everyone is saying. You should have made sure you had enough so you didn't run out, its your responsibilty to make sure they have every thing they need.
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If you have two mentors why not ask them about litter training? Not being able to drive is not an excuse.
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how is that not an excuse? if i cant get there i cant buy it. my dad cant drive atm ( broken shoulder and 3 broken ribs) and any way, we cant drive anywhere anyway because of the roads, a lady had to wait a hole day after having a stroke till they could get her to a hospital because the roads were too icey and the snow etc was too bad they couldnt fly her ( one of the girls in my class's grandma)

and i thought i did untill my sister thought her rats needed a crap load of it to hide in and used the rest of it. i did take the responsibility to get everything they need, someone else just decided that they would use it on me.

and maybe i want as many opinions as i can get? 2 is great but if i could have gotten more why not?
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