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Old 01-15-2015, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Dry Grass (sisal) Safe as a habitat?

Hi! I hate the way those igloos look so I decided to get this

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One of those dry grass/sisal woven houses? But I'm worried about impactions or something since my hedgie keeps eating it.

Thoughts on safety of this housing alternative?

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Old 01-15-2015, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Impactions can be an issue if your hedgie is really eating it, also they can harbor parasites and bugbies. At the very least I would change it out every couple of months. There's a reason most people use plastic or washable fleece. It's not about looking cute, it's about what is useful and safe.
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Yes, I know lots of people who use these type of hides without problems I'm personally more a fan of wooden hides though. I wouldn't use sisal if your hedgehog is eating it.
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