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Old 11-05-2011, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on getting my little Quillow a digging box for Christmas! This is what I was thinking: a plastic container, almost like a hermit crab aquarium thing, filled with sand or whatever is recommended for hedgies to burrow in, and then hide little treats inside. Any specifics I should get for this present? Thanks!

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about the sand part....someone more experienced will have to talk about that. I would think that it would get stuck in private parts.

But I have a dig box for Harvey and Izzy. It's just a storage container with small rocks and some silk aquarium plants and silk flowers. I put their crickets in there. I sprinkle them on top, but I think I'll have to get trickier and put them under some rocks. Just make sure the rocks are big enough that they aren't a choking hazard.

Dig box is in the top right corner. This is the best picture I have of it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn't use sand, it can get stuck in little hedgie parts :/ But you can use fleece strips or those smooth stones that are used in fish tanks like these: http://www.amazon.com/Gem-Stones%C2%.../dp/B0007ZRBZ0 You can use other smooth (no sharp edges or eye pokes) rocks that are large enough that they can't be injested. I hope Quillow enjoys the dig box!

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Old 11-06-2011, 02:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the same kind of dig box as Rainy, Accept the stones I have are not polished smooth. They are round with no rough edges, but gives Chloe something to dig at to help with her longer front nails that are hard to clip. The stones are about the diameter of a penny, some a little bigger.
I hide dried crickets under a layer or 2 of stones and I can hear her dig thru and when i get up in the morning there are stones completely tossed out of the box LOL
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm getting my hedgie pretty soon and I also was planning on making him a digging box, or burrow box as I call it. I would suggest putting cut up pieces of fleece in there instead of sand.
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1. Vibo (male)
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