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Old 11-06-2011, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help with my new Hedgie

Hello, and congratulations on your new baby.

1. What type of heat bulb are you using? Is it a ceramic heat emitter that doesn't give off light? those are the best for hedgies. You also need to be using a thermostat (not a rheostat) to control the heat emitter, otherwise as the room temp rises or drops the temp in the cage will too.

2. You don't have to throw the fleece liners out when they get dirty, you just need to shake them off and toss them in the washer with some unscented laundry soap. I have 11 hedgies on liners right now and the liners I use have been in use for almost two years now.

3. The best food to add would depend on what's available in your area. I feel its more important to get the best food you can be sure of always being able to get.

4. You should always free feed, there should always be food left in her dish in the morning.
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