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Old 10-24-2010, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It having rocks inside the cage a good idea?
I have them so that my hog can climb around and somewhat trim his nails. But i am wondering is it a bad idea because he might bite on the rock and harm their teeth
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I have a few rocks in my cages to hold down the liners and so far it's been ok. When I 1st put them in the cage the hedgies did all annoint with them but after that they showed no intrest in them.
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I've always used flat Pennsylvania fieldstone in my cages. They can be stacked to make a place to hide treats and provide environmental enrichment. Keep in mind that you must sanitize the rocks when you clean the cage as the microscopic fissures and dents collect urine and feces. Running them through the dishwasher on the sanitize setting works perfectly.
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I have some rocks in Annabell's cage too holding down the liner corners. She pays no attention to them. Single (cleaned) rocks here & there are fine. I wouldn't stack them or anything though.
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Single (cleaned) rocks here & there are fine. I wouldn't stack them or anything though.
Why not?
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Single (cleaned) rocks here & there are fine. I wouldn't stack them or anything though.
Why not?
I'm guessing the worry that the hedgehog might actually tip them over, but I don't see that happening with flatrocks though. A pile of your typical round rocks I could see a hazard in stacking.
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oh ic guys thanks for the advice. I figured out why he was bitting on the rocks. I guess my hog loves hard plastic. He has been digging through the rocks to get a hard plastic place to sleep in. And he loves conners I guess is because his previous owner didn't handle him well enough so he likes to stay in his own corner.
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yep, using smooth stones too.
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Single (cleaned) rocks here & there are fine. I wouldn't stack them or anything though.
Why not?
I'm guessing the worry that the hedgehog might actually tip them over, but I don't see that happening with flatrocks though. A pile of your typical round rocks I could see a hazard in stacking.
Yup, that would be my concern.
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