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Old 06-18-2019, 10:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Generally people dont have out door enclosures, and I would never leave them outside no matter how warm it is.
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Is she eating that food without issues? The pieces look a little large. Is it cat or dog food> That is also a lot of food for one hog! I wouldn't offer her so much; 1.5-2 tablespoons is more than enough for the majority, and she should also be getting a wide variety of live insects too.

If her ears dont clear up soon with the coconut oil, a vet check up wouldn't hurt to rule out the possibility of a fungal infection which can also give ears a tattered appearence like that. Definitely do switch to a water bowl though - not only do water bottles not release enough water, but they can also damage teeth. Hedgehogs teeth do not continuously grow so when theyre gone, theyre gone. Water bowls allow them to drink in a much more natural position, and are just overall cleaner too - a lot of gunk builds up in water bottle spouts, and theyre just a nightmare to throughly clean!
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Hello guys. Little update. Doucette is doing well, eating and pooping regularly and she accepts different foods (cat kibble, crickets, worms, apple, chicken). I find her a bit skinny though, like her skin is too big for her. She weighs 320g. Since it looks like she may be a permanent resident I have ordered a pen and a wheel. She has a little outdoors enclosure as well but she only stays there for 30 mins or an hour. Then she goes to sleep and I take her back in. She has a water bowl from day 2 already. Best wishes!!

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Sorry I am trying not to appear on the photos but she moves quick! She does not roll in a ball anymore but she does this jumping puffing thingee a lot. I have a feeling that this is just going to be the way it is...

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She is such a beautiful little lady, and it's incredible how comfortable she is with you already!! You've given her a wonderful home and I know she will be very happy with you
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Thank you moustache! Today I received her exercise wheel... Will see tonight how she like it! It is the Kaytee exact 12 inches one.

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Thank you moustache! Today I received her exercise wheel... Will see tonight how she like it! It is the Kaytee exact 12 inches one.

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I don't see a "Kaytee exact" wheel, only their "silent spinner." Is that what you received... the silent spinner?
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Yes sorry. I meant silent spinner. It is huge! Do you know how to entice the hedgehog to run on it? I am not sure she will take to it.... she does not come out of her hide very much

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There are warnings against using the Silent Spinner... in case you weren't aware.

https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/foru...-spinners.html

Typically they will come out in the middle of the night to run on their wheel. You'll usually know because they poo while they run!
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No I wasn't aware... what happens does it cut the feet of the hedgehog? Can I stick some fleece inside or something? I live in Spai where it is impossible to order anything from the US and here that was the only bigger wheel I could find... urgh.

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