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Old 08-09-2016, 08:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Silent spinners still are dangerous. It's unsanitary and can cause health issues to leave water in the dish for more than a day.
Honestly, that's as far as I made it.
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Yeah I put them as unsafe.
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Unless you are keeping this very basic (maybe last sentence should highlight that) in Wheeling you could mention that they should not get wheel under 12week old. Heating good point, and from experience, as I only just been researching about hedgies there is not much in internet with example photos (and people pay attention to photos more so this could be good idea for your web) So like, examples of heating install, playpens even food. Also I don't know if its available in States but in UK we have this amazing mat - VetBed it's expensive but amazing for people who don't have time to clean cage every day. We also use vivariums. I thought I'd share some ideas
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Unless you are keeping this very basic (maybe last sentence should highlight that) in Wheeling you could mention that they should not get wheel under 12week old. Heating good point, and from experience, as I only just been researching about hedgies there is not much in internet with example photos (and people pay attention to photos more so this could be good idea for your web) So like, examples of heating install, playpens even food. Also I don't know if its available in States but in UK we have this amazing mat - VetBed it's expensive but amazing for people who don't have time to clean cage every day. We also use vivariums. I thought I'd share some ideas
Why no wheel under 12 weeks?
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Unless you are keeping this very basic (maybe last sentence should highlight that) in Wheeling you could mention that they should not get wheel under 12week old. Heating good point, and from experience, as I only just been researching about hedgies there is not much in internet with example photos (and people pay attention to photos more so this could be good idea for your web) So like, examples of heating install, playpens even food. Also I don't know if its available in States but in UK we have this amazing mat - VetBed it's expensive but amazing for people who don't have time to clean cage every day. We also use vivariums. I thought I'd share some ideas
Thank you so much for the input!
I will try to get some photos in there- I just have to take some good quality ones of my own
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Water bowl needs cleaned and fresh clean water every day. If there is a reason behind it not being a requirement, I'd love to hear it.
They will walk through their dishes, lapping up water causes backwash, some even pee or poop in their water, dust and skin debris can settle in the water. Depending on the dish, cage set up and hedgehog, the only thing that is visible is poop.
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Whoops I dont know why I havent changed that yet... Must have skipped over it on accident!
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Babies can have a wheel as soon as they are weaned. There is no reason to wait till they are 12 weeks old. Some babies won't use a wheel right away but they still should have access to one.
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You need to understand this unfortunate fact. People don't always do the right things, like doing research on an animal they adopt. While they should, they don't. And many times, they will only look in one place.
So, in the event that a person adopts an animal from you, your care information may be the only information they see. Or even if they don't and find your page looking for a rabbit but read the hedgehog information and decide that they should get a hedgehog.

Here is my suggestion taking that sad fact into consideration. Break it down into sections. One fact at a time, ask yourself how accurate it is? Is it a good practice? Is your message coming across clearly? Can you back it up, will someone find the same information elsewhere? How current is your information? Is it all the information?

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First off, they need a mix of good quality & high in protein dry adult cat food daily (wet and dry).
Exapmle: look at that section I pulled from your site.
how accurate it is? Moderately, do they need wet and dry? Can they have just one?
Is it a good practice? Yes, with an understanding of the next issues
Is your message coming across clearly? That depends on what your trying to get across.
Can you back it up, will someone find the same information elsewhere? Parts of it, yes.
How current is your information? OUTDATED. Back in the 90's early 2000's that was part of the standard answer. High protein, low fat. Since then, pet food manufactures went higher in the protein. *see the next question*
Is it all the information? Nope. Fat isn't mentioned at all. Good quality is very interpretive, nothing about identifying what is and isn't good quality, i.e. Meat as the first ingredient. High protein, "50% is the highest I can find so that's THE food."

Please understand I'm not trying to rip your information apart, I actually had to look for a section that I could break apart. You obviously care a great deal and have gone through a lot of work building your site. Some sections may need to have a sub-page with more detailed information.
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You need to understand this unfortunate fact. People don't always do the right things, like doing research on an animal they adopt. While they should, they don't. And many times, they will only look in one place.
So, in the event that a person adopts an animal from you, your care information may be the only information they see. Or even if they don't and find your page looking for a rabbit but read the hedgehog information and decide that they should get a hedgehog.

Here is my suggestion taking that sad fact into consideration. Break it down into sections. One fact at a time, ask yourself how accurate it is? Is it a good practice? Is your message coming across clearly? Can you back it up, will someone find the same information elsewhere? How current is your information? Is it all the information?


Exapmle: look at that section I pulled from your site.
how accurate it is? Moderately, do they need wet and dry? Can they have just one?
Is it a good practice? Yes, with an understanding of the next issues
Is your message coming across clearly? That depends on what your trying to get across.
Can you back it up, will someone find the same information elsewhere? Parts of it, yes.
How current is your information? OUTDATED. Back in the 90's early 2000's that was part of the standard answer. High protein, low fat. Since then, pet food manufactures went higher in the protein. *see the next question*
Is it all the information? Nope. Fat isn't mentioned at all. Good quality is very interpretive, nothing about identifying what is and isn't good quality, i.e. Meat as the first ingredient. High protein, "50% is the highest I can find so that's THE food."

Please understand I'm not trying to rip your information apart, I actually had to look for a section that I could break apart. You obviously care a great deal and have gone through a lot of work building your site. Some sections may need to have a sub-page with more detailed information.

No, no, thank you so much for helping me!!! I really want my site to be as accurate as possible. I really appreciate this!
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