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Mecki 01-25-2019 01:33 PM

is this appropriate?
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Stumbled across a bird cage toy I had and wondered if it would be ok in a hedgehog cage. It could either be hung or just left on the floor.

I just wanted to be sure it would be safe.

Ria 01-25-2019 04:39 PM

I'd say no as its wood and if they bite its possible to hurt their teeth

Mecki 01-28-2019 10:25 PM

Been looking around at hedgehog care sites. I see recommended various hard plastic, toys, wood toys, metal (matchbox) cars (and wood cars). I guess I'm a bit confused as to why some of these hard items are considered ok but the wood toy in the photo might be considered a risk to their teeth.

akitka 01-29-2019 07:06 AM

I think the wood toy would be fine, I’ve used plenty of hard toys. Give it a go and see if he likes it.

Ria 01-29-2019 11:01 AM

I was told non of those are okay because I was looking for toys and saw some wood ones asked about them and got told no they are too dangerous on their teeth.

nikki 01-29-2019 01:39 PM

Wood isn't really dangerous on their teeth, the main issue with wood is that if your hedgehog gets mites then you will have to throw out all wood items as the mites can live in them. Most hedgehogs don't bite objects a lot although some do.

With the toy posted above I would be more concerned with the rope part catching their nails.

Mecki 01-30-2019 01:42 AM

Aah. I can see how the strings on the rope could catch a nail. I imagine that could apply to some plush toys as well then?

Mecki 01-30-2019 01:43 AM


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