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Old 07-21-2018, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New ownere here! So I tapped my hedhegog’s fleece lining to his cage in the hopes that he wouldn’t burrow under it and instead he just ate through the plastic to burrow. He isn’t acting weird is he okay? It doesn’t look like he ate much. Really just bite enough to break it
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monitor and make sure he is eating ok. If he repeatedly starts to vomit or can't keep food down or shows other signs of being unwell (lethargic, not wheeling, not pooping normally, then you must urgently take him to the vet.

If possible, try checking inside his mouth to make sure there isn't any small pieces stuck in his mouth/teeth, including the roof of his mouth.

Also in terms of the burrowing behaviour, when using fleece, it is really important to provide some form of digging for them. most people make a dig box or minimum cut up a load of fleece to make fleece stripes and put them inside his hide area/where he is trying to dig. If he still tries to dig then you should probably switch to loose bedding, this is what I eventually did.
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