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Old 05-16-2015, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone! So I am a new and first time owner to an adorable hedgehog named Luna and she is 9 months old. I just got her less than a week ago from a previous owner. I put a water bowl in her cage instead of the bottle they used with her because I had a hard time getting it to stay in place and I've read that bottles aren't the best for hedgies anyways. But it doesn't seem like she has really been drinking that much so I am worried she is going to get dehydrated. What should I do? Also, her previous owner said she would only drink fridge filtered water. I got the water from my fridge but I don't believe it has a filter. Could that be a problem as well? Should I do bottled water instead? I'm nervous! Help! Thank you!
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could try using both the bowl and the bottle. Install the bottle and the place the bowl right under it with the spout in the center really really close. It may help her associate the two. As for the filtered water, you could purchase a pitcher that filters and try that (like a pur filter or Brita).
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You could give bottled water a try, or a filter pitcher, & see if she likes it better. Someone recently switched from tap water to bottled (I think) & their hedgehog started drinking a lot more. It's weird that they can even be picky about their water!
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I'm pretty sure hedgehogs take "being picky about everything" as a personal challenge!
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Well, we have all had water that has "tasted" funny.

And if hedgehogs weren't so picky about everything, we wouldn't have all these wonderful friends on HHC!
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