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Old 03-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My name is Kelly and this is my first hedgie. She is a joy to have in my life!
I have been making adjustments here and there, and would definitely appreciate some advice!!!!
At first her cage had fleece liner and a litter box with a feline pine version. In two days she had potty trained herself.
The person that I got her from did not have a wheel for her, I got her one as soon as I could, but I have a carolina storm one on the way to her.
So, once the wheel was inside, no more litterbox. She did mostly but the spatter was all over and there were other piles of dooky in random corners of her cage. She had some stuck on her and that concerned me in a major way, she didn't like her bath but she didn't have a dooky skirt on anymore.
I wanted to try another option and went for a kiln dried clump free litter called All God's creatures, hardwood bedding with no scent. Here is a picture of her cage now with changes, also so that you all can see the bedding and tell me if it's safe or not. If not, I will get yesterday's News. She didn't use the litterbox with the carefresh, and my dog ate it when it fell on the floor so I don't like it. Luckily I have a snake and he does.
Here are the pictures, thank you so much in advance!
Oh, I don't know if the Feline Pine in her litter box is okay but that's what she went on exclusively for the few days she was potty trai
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, she is a 7 month old female, I was told Cinnamon Pinto, is that correct?
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First fo all, welcome! Hope you enjoy it here and your little hedgie is adorable. Her coloring is precious!
Now, someone will correct me if I am wrong, but for what I've read pine is not something you should use as bedding or litter. Carefresh is also a not recommended because it could harbor mites. Make sure that whatever you decide to use as litter is not clay-based, also. Fleece bedding is the best option, as it is the safest for her. And I am pretty sure I am forgetting some other advice I've read here, but other people with more experience will jump in and fill you with details
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome! Great set up. Agatha is right. Pine can give off toxins when it comes in contact with urine and may harbor mites. Carefresh is dusty and potentially could harbor mites. Many people here use liners and yesterday's news for the litter box. I don't use a litter box, just a piece of white paper towel in front of the wheel. Best wishes with your new baby and congratulations! So great to meet you.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A very warm welcome to our happy family love.

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She is just lovely!
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you all so much!! Pine is outta there for good!
The bedding inside, soes it seem to be tiny pieces that could cause problems?
It's hard to find liln dried wood in bigger pieces than this but when all else fails, order online!
I really appreciate your advice!!!!
I planned on going to the pet store and getting fleece to make liners and some bags today too.
If fleece is safer than the bedding I have now I will get that done asap.
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Okay, I got purr and simple litter and I'm on the way to the fabric store!
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is the view from the top of her cage.
I found a cat foraging toy and put some treats in there for her, hopefully she enjoys it and it gives her some enrichment.
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I think it looks great!
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