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Old 03-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I kknow how you all feel about pet stores but what about if i get a hedgie from a pet store so when it dies it dies a haappy warm coomfty ending of its life instead of in a pet store that is not good. i mean i saw a hedgie at a storre and it was under a food bowl sad and lonely........ i knoe they are going to get more but just for now. I cant wait aanymore.... the thing i understand tho is that i am going to be saving more then i need to for gails hedgies but i just reallly want one. i AM TEXTING MY MOM ABOUT IT NOW... ut yup... i need your thoughts. i already know the pros and cons.... just tell me whsst you think.......
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Report them, don't support them.

That's my stance. Thanks for asking!
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you buy the pet store hedgie, they will just get another one in. Sad as it is when it comes to living creatures but supply equals demand. Another problem with buying one from a pet store is there is a higher chance that it will be sick and need to see a vet in the first couple of weeks of ownership. Can you afford the hedgehog plus a vet?

There is an old saying, "patience has it's own rewards". I know you are anxious but when the time is right, you will find the perfect hedgehog.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thank you.. right now i am adding up everything..so should i get both a hard and soft carrier? or ust a hard or just a soft?


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Is this carrier okay?
http://www.petco.com/product/104218/Mar ... C_Carriers
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I have one from a store and I wish I would have waited, although I love her the same.
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thank you.. right now i am adding up everything..so should i get both a hard and soft carrier? or ust a hard or just a soft?


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Is this carrier okay?
http://www.petco.com/product/104218/Mar ... C_Carriers
I would get a hard carrier for now. Perhaps later when you have spare money for spoiling your new baby, you could get a soft carrier for taking them around a store, etc. but soft carriers won't give much protection in a car crash. Best to have a hard carrier to be safe.
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I used to be a manager at Petco and those carriers are actually not worth the money anyway. They are expensive and people returned them often because the zippers never worked the right way. I transport my hedgehogs in the smallest cat carrier they have, its hard. It is really tiny and they cannot get out. You can still see in really easily. It is also nice when they are being stubborn because they whole top comes off easily. A lot easier to get them out when they are balled up at the vet!

It looks like this but its not blue. I got it when I had a kitten shipped to me, but I think you can get them readily at walmart.

http://www.amazon.com/Small-Blue-Kennel ... =8-3-spell
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thank you. that should help..... are they ok with catnip??????
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The carrier that kyararahl posted is a good one and usually reasonably priced. It is also airline approved which IMO if you are going to get a hard sided cat carrier, might as well get one that is airline approved and then you have all the bases covered.

If you can find one that also has a door on top, I find them to be the most convenient. Petsmart used to sell an awesome double door one but the stores here don't seem to carry them anymore. I notice Zellers now sells the same one so if you are in Canada. I'll post the name of it later as I'm heading out the door in a few minutes.
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I found a double door one at petco that is on sale right now!
http://www.petco.com/product/7397/Petma ... C_Carriers
I can see how convenient that top door must be, I think I will order one tonight.
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