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Kaddy 05-06-2014 02:10 PM

Hello newbie here
Hello everyone

I have had a look around your wonderful site, and thought I would join in, if I may? I have done a lot of research, and am now waiting for my baby, I have to pick him up June 14th can't wait! I will probably have a ton of questions for you all....sorry,

Here goes! I have a 100cm x 54cm plastic bottom cage, I am looking to have some fleece liners made with sleeping pouches, is this suitable?

I have a list of sundries, wheel, food water dishes, toys, playpen,litter box.

What sort of as sand would I use for a sand box?

How do I transport him home? about 40 min drive, I will be passenger,

Think that will be all for now lol thanks in advance

Lilysmommy 05-06-2014 02:46 PM

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Welcome to the forum! :-) First off, in case you haven't seen it, this book is free to download & has a ton of up-to-date info, I'd definitely recommend checking it out - http://www.westcoasthedgehogs.com/fi.../download.html

Your cage size sounds good, & liners are great!

I wouldn't recommend using sand at all, personally. There's a couple of people who have tried using it on the forum, but if you have fine sand, it could easily irritate the eyes and nose, and any sand would be a risk for getting caught in privates, especially for males. If you're looking for something for a dig box, many people use fleece strips or a small container with small aquarium stones.

For transportation, you need a hard-sided cat or dog carrier. It's the best way to transport hedgies safely & make sure they're protected in case of a car accident. If you're unable to respond, the emergency responders are trained to look for animal carriers after the people are taken care of. You can put a fleece blanket or two in the carrier for hedgie to snuggle up in during the ride, they will probably sleep the whole time, unless they get car sick.

kuroneko 05-06-2014 03:31 PM

welcome to the forum ☺
are u getting a boy or a girl?
I agreed with Lilysmommy, she totally answered ur questions :)

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