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Old 03-27-2019, 04:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Would bigger aquarium gravel be safe?
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If its bigger lthan cat/kitten litter (not the pellete ones) then I cant see why it wouldnt be safe. But wait for someone who knows a bit more to comfirm it
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Gravel wouldn’t necessarily be unsafe but rather a bit abrasive. At least if it was an entire dig box of gravel. I can’t imagine a hedgehog in the wild digging in a mound of rocks, but if you add some to a mixture it would most replicate the soil they’d encounter in the wild!
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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if you add some to a mixture it would most replicate the soil they’d encounter in the wild!
This was the plan, I just thought aquarium gravel would just make things a bit more colorful mixed with some safe sand or soil.
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YAS girl make it fun!!!
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Theres this soil called topsoil - I've been researching lol its desinged for animals that would need as a substrate and it totally hedgehog safe !!
Pro rep dessert sand - desinged for reptiles - is a good safe sand to mix into the soil too, not one with added vits and minserals though just normal dessert sand
Or kids play sand that has to be baked first is also a good one to mix with soil.

I did research to find this for you. Try looking on online reptile shops near you to find it.
Most people do it so theres more soil than sand, but some do it so its 50/50

I love the idea of adding the gravel too.
When you have it all set up show me what it looks like I'd love to see.
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Thank you so much Ria! I will start shopping around
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