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Old 06-28-2014, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgie-sitting a girl - How to keep her safe from Pig?

I'll be hedgie-sitting a girl for a couple of weeks and I have a few questions to be extra sure that I keep her far enough away from Pig to keep her safe from his raw manly sexuality :P

- I'm thinking I'll just have them on opposite ends of the living room. Will that be ok? If I have to, I'll put one of them in my bedroom

- She'll be using Pig's backup cage and wheel. Is there something special I should use to clean it first to make sure she doesn't pick up his old scent?

- When it's play/cuddle/bath time, should I handle her first, and then Pig, so she doesn't pick up any of his scent? Should I change clothes in between handling them, or just wash my hands?

- She's already healthy and the owners are taking her to the vet for a checkup before dropping her off, but I still plan to do a quarantine of sorts. What does that involve besides washing hands between handling?

I'm so excited! She asked me how much I'll charge and I'm thinking $5 per day (for 16 days) plus any vet care that may come up.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could wash down the cage with a vinegar and water solution. Or if it's an option, could they bring the cage that she uses?
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The owners could possibly bring her cage, but they're driving 3 hours to take off from the airport in my city so I offered the use of my spare cage so they wouldn't have to lug it around.
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I wouldn't get too concerned about things, to be honest. I know Nancy has mentioned before that she's had male & female cages on top of each other or next to each other (with something solid between so there's no contact) with no issues. I think cleaning with vinegar/water will be fine, and having the cages across the room from each other. I'm not sure it'd matter too much who you handle first either? You could try handling her first, then Pig after washing hands (and changing clothes if you want) and see if he gets too worked up over smelling her, and if he does, switch the order to see if she notices anything.
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Well that simplifies things! I'm excited but nervous and I want to do everything right. It will be interesting to see a different hedgie's personality.
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Make certain both cages are escape and enter proof with lids. She will need to be in quarantine anyways and as far away from him as possible. Unless she is showing health issues, a vet checkup before they come is rather unnecessary. Hedgie could be incubating something that won't show up for a couple of days. Often it's the stress of travel or a different environment that brings on an illness. IMO, it's better to save that money in case something shows while you have her. That is as long as she is not showing signs of illness before they leave.
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Hedgie-sitting plans were cancelled.

When the owners took her to the vet for a pre-summer camp checkup the vet noticed a small red lesion on her back leg that he suspects is a papilloma virus. They're running a biopsy and she'll be staying at a university's vet hospital instead. Poor sweetie. I hope it's nothing serious.
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That is sad- I hope she is okay.
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I really wouldn't be too worried, either. As long as you are keeping them apart, in general, there shouldn't be an issue. (Granted, his house and her house are secure.)
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