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Old 06-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read that some people allow their hedgies to run around their houses... Wouldn't they get stuck somewhere or hide? what about pooping on your floors??? Letting them run around your house sounds really cool, but would it work out? Does anyone here let their hedgies run around their house? If you do, how do you make it work???
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe there's a couple people that do, and I know I have someone friended on FB that does, but generally it's not recommended unless you have very special circumstances that will let it work for a specific hedgehog. Some hedgehogs are potty-trained, so maybe the pooping is less of an issue, or the owners just clean it up in the morning. But getting caught under or in things is a huge concern. The other big one is temperature - floors tend to be cooler, and there's the possibility of being around drafts and getting chilled. Some hedgehogs aren't as sensitive to temperature, so might not have an issue with that, and houses can be hedgie-proofed, but for most houses, it'd take quite a bit of work and rearranging.
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Unless you hedgie-proof your house, it's not a very good idea. They will go right for anything they can stuff themselves under, be it a couch, refrigerator, or other piece of heavy furniture, which can make them difficult to extract.

Like most hedgie play activity, floor time is best as a supervised one. You can get a play fence to keep them in a small area, and fill it with hedgie-safe toys.
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