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Old 04-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I found this thing at petco.com similar to the snuggle safe disc, but I was wondering if it is safe for hedgehogs. Picture below:


It has a removable buckwheat filled pillow inside. Also, if it is unsafe, please tell me if it is the actual pillow just the casing or both that is causing the problem.
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Personally I don't see anything wrong with it as long as there are no loose threads, and it's not made of towel-like fabric. Any tags should be cut off if there is any, and make sure you're careful when heating the bag that you don't make it too hot. Those are just the basic precautions that I would look for.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh I forgot to mention-it's made for cats, so I wouldn't think there would be loose threads because their claws could easily damage it if so. But it's only like $6 so it's a cheaper alternative to the snuggle safe disk
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For that much I'd get it & see if it looks alright! It's awfully cute - so I hope it works out!



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For that much I'd get it & see if it looks alright! It's awfully cute - so I hope it works out!
good point! Six dollars really isn't a lot but I would want to make sure that hedgehogs don't have some sort of buckwheat allergy that I don't know about. It's unlikely but I'd want to be sure that my future hedgehog will be ok
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Some hedgehogs are fine with buckwheat/rice/grain filled heat bags but for others the smell drives them nuts and they constantly try chewing at it. Also, these bags create moisture so if hedgie is laying on it, hedgie can end up slightly damp.

The warmth from these things is extremely short, sometimes only about 10 minutes so they really aren't a heating option. If you are getting it because it's cute, go for it. If the thought is to use as a heating source, it isn't worth it. Depending on how secure it closes, it might make a cute cover for hand warmers.

The case looks fine but it would need to be thoroughly inspected for any loose threads.
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Ok, that's really good to know! Thanks
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i really think thats the cutest thing in the world! I want to purchase one for Teddy Bear!!! What is it called and what is the link??!
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For that much I'd get it & see if it looks alright! It's awfully cute - so I hope it works out!
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i really think thats the cutest thing in the world! I want to purchase one for Teddy Bear!!! What is it called and what is the link??!
It is pretty cute-that's how I noticed it but here is the link:
http://www.petco.com/product/112231/...eated-Mat.aspx and it is called the Petsages Kitty Cuddle Pal Heat Mat, and it is really cheap too, just $6 so when I finally get my guy (or girl) I'll probably have to pick one up
Also Teddy Bear is a really cute name
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For that much I'd get it & see if it looks alright! It's awfully cute - so I hope it works out!
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i really think thats the cutest thing in the world! I want to purchase one for Teddy Bear!!! What is it called and what is the link??!
It is pretty cute-that's how I noticed it but here is the link:
http://www.petco.com/product/112231/...eated-Mat.aspx and it is called the Petsages Kitty Cuddle Pal Heat Mat, and it is really cheap too, just $6 so when I finally get my guy (or girl) I'll probably have to pick one up
Also Teddy Bear is a really cute name
Hehe, thanks I named him that because his ears look like ears on teddy bears
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