New baby hedgie arriving soon! - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2014, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 17
Default New baby hedgie arriving soon!

In preperation for the arrival of our new baby girl hedgehog, Piper, I wanted to introduce myself to the group and ask a few questions.
We have already set up her cage with fleece liner this time, and are cutting some smaller fleece strips for her to curl up in, in her igloo.
She also has a little sleep sack, because I am not sure which one she will choose to like more.
We put her wheel away from her house, because I have heard that's where they use the bathroom the most. Would you recommend putting some aspen just around the wheel, or just some paper towels maybe?
Also I bought some baby laundry detergent to wash the blankets in, does that sound right?
I just don't want to do anything wrong and have anything bad happen to her.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg hedgehogcage.jpg (256.8 KB, 20 views)
Bugs&Piper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-24-2014, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 17
Default

I also forgot to ask if anyone has had any experience with hedgies in those exercise balls? One website told me to put it in her cage and allow her to get used to it before trying to put her in it. I just don't want to overwhelm her. Thanks!
Bugs&Piper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2014, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 219
Default

I've heard that exercise balls are NOT safe for hedgehogs. Their little toes/nails can get caught in the openings. Plus, hedgehogs use the bathroom when the run. I can imagine the ball would get super gross super fast as they ran around.

It is much better to have a play pen/kid pool/hedgehog proofed area for your hedgie to run around in!

I also use paper towel under my wheel. It's easy to clean up and not very expensive. I have a small storage container lid under the wheel and then the paper towel on top of that.

Your cage looks cute though! Do you have a light source/heat?
Teddi4211 likes this.
__________________
PennyRosa is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2014, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 17
Default

I don't have any heat source yet. We bought a temperature reader, and we make sure it stays around 75 degrees. Do you think we still need a heat lamp, or maybe a heating pad would work better? Do you think she needs a light shining on her cage directly, or will the overhead light in the room work?

Thank you for your help!
Bugs&Piper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2014, 02:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 219
Default

Heat lamps are recommended over heating pads. 75 should be okay though! Just see how your hedgehog likes it. Some enjoy it warmer than others.

Hedgehogs just need a controlled light source for 12 hours or so a day. I have a light clipped to Penny's cage on a timer. That way, I don't have to think about turning it on or off. Something to think about!

Have you read the go-to book of hedgehog info yet? It sounds like you have done a pretty good job so far, but here is the link! http://www.westcoasthedgehogs.com/fi.../download.html
__________________
PennyRosa is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2014, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
DesireeM81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 1,464
Default

Also depending on your house you may need a hear lamp in winter. My house remains warm in the summer even with our swamp cooler. In the winter it gets much cooler. I have heat lamps just in case right now. They go on and off during the day while we have the swamp cooler running but rarely turn on at night.
DesireeM81 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 02:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 17
Default

Thanks everyone! What about the baby laundry detergent?
Bugs&Piper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 06:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Abdulla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs&Piper View Post
Thanks everyone! What about the baby laundry detergent?
I believe it's okay... But I'm still in the research phase
Abdulla is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-26-2014, 11:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 69
Default

i am fairly new also, but i use the same tide for both hedgie and us.
rerun is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-26-2014, 11:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
DesireeM81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 1,464
Default

Baby laundry isn't going to hurt them. I use All Free and Clear to avoid smells and unwanted dyes.
gracefulchaos01 likes this.
DesireeM81 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
baby, bedding, detergent, fleece, new baby

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Baby hedgie and adult hedgie jsmanigold General Questions 2 01-09-2014 04:33 PM
Hedgie arriving tomorrow! cheldy General Questions 7 11-22-2011 04:48 AM
Baby Hedgie Help Samsicle418 Health 2 07-13-2011 08:36 AM
What To Do Before Getting Baby Hedgie? Xmsteel General Questions 14 07-02-2010 04:12 PM
New Baby Hedgie yaoigirl Fun Stuff 4 07-03-2009 10:06 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:34 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum