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Old 09-30-2008, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read that baby hedgehogs can drown in a water dish...but Juni wasn't getting enough water from her water bottle, so how would I keep the water dish in the cage and prevent hoglets from drowning?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What hoglets?
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Unless you mean baby hedgehog as in a hedgehog that has just been born I don't see how it could drown (unless its a really big bowl)

Has your hedgehog just birthed a litter?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I meant baby hedgehogs, and there are no hoglets, but I'm planning on breeding Juniper in the future so I'm wondering what I would do about the water dish thing. Do you know?
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How long have you had Juniper? IMO you should have at the *very* least 2 years of interactive experience before you should even consider breeding.

That's just my opinion, breeding is a huge responsibility. Some people will jump in on impulse, and things can go wrong.



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I don't understand HOW she could not be getting enough water from her water bottle??

All my hedgies use water bottles. The water stays CLEAN because they can't pee or poop in it, and it never gets litter or shavings in it. If her water bottle is running out of water, then you need to purchase a larger bottle. I buy the 24 oz size, like the guinea pigs use.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How long have you had Juniper? IMO you should have at the *very* least 2 years of interactive experience before you should even consider breeding.

That's just my opinion, breeding is a huge responsibility. Some people will jump in on impulse, and things can go wrong.
It IS a huge responsibility, and I know this. This isn't an impluse, I've done lots of research on breeding and I'm prepared for the things that can go wrong.
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I don't understand HOW she could not be getting enough water from her water bottle??

All my hedgies use water bottles. The water stays CLEAN because they can't pee or poop in it, and it never gets litter or shavings in it. If her water bottle is running out of water, then you need to purchase a larger bottle. I buy the 24 oz size, like the guinea pigs use.
She was biting it and couldn't figure out how to use it. I've heard good things about water dishes, too, such as they can get more water and their necks are in a more natural postition. Also, I've heard that hedgehogs can chip their teeth and get their tongues stuck in water bottles. I've decided to use water dishes.
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alot of hedgehogs will drink alot more if given a dish instead of a bowl. I have all 9 of mine on bowls and other than the occasional piece of shavings or food, they don't put anything in them. As long as the water bowl is kept a bit away from the food dish they rarely poop or pee in them.

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alot of hedgehogs will drink alot more if given a dish instead of a bowl. I have all 9 of mine on bowls and other than the occasional piece of shavings or food, they don't put anything in them. As long as the water bowl is kept a bit away from the food dish they rarely poop or pee in them.
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