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Old 11-28-2014, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would really love to get Gerald a few new toys, do any of you guys have suggestions? I'm not quite sure what he would actually enjoy playing with.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't waste money on buying toys. The best toys are things you can find around the house. Like toilet paper tubes. You can also make a dig box or tunnel system filled with paper strips or other material
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My hedgie LOVES small cat toys that rattle or jingle. You can get them for less than a dollar. I also recommend cardboard scraps and toilet paper rolls with a slit cut down the center long ways.
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Awesome! Thank you guys!
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If your hedgie likes to dig/burrow:
Cut up some fleece scraps and throw them into a medium sized plastic bin. Then put some food/treats in it. Its cheap and fast. I cut up some old pajamas and did it for Persephone and she loves it.
Just make sure to check for poop and uneaten food after. Fleece is machine washable so its somewhat sanitary.
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As for paper strips in a dig box, should it be construction paper, which is a bit thicker and softer, or good ol' printer paper? I am just wondering if edges and corners might poke or cut their little eyes.

I don't want to use fleece strips because my girl has never been interested in that and I don't want her to get too hot with her overheating issues.
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Construction paper sounds like it'd probably be a bit safer. I would also rip the paper, not cut it. Ripped paper tends to have softer edges as well, so less chance of a paper cut.
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh true, I see. I only put about 4 sheets of fleece in at a time they're about 5" x5" I didn't think construction paper would be safe because of the chemical additives and dust but I suppose if its only for a short period of time it's probably safe.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Silly question, but construction paper doesn't pose the risk of carrying mites right like paper beddings do?

And it seems my construction paper dig box was a success! At being a new comfy bed anyway lol!
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If your hedgie likes toys that make noise, you can take an old pill bottle, clean it, and put some beads in it for a great toy. It was probably the easiest toy I ever made besides the toilet paper tube (which, to be fair, doesn't require much ). My hedgie was more of a cuddler though, so it wasn't used a ton
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