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Old 09-28-2009, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Bookgobbler
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Hi there and welcome!

I'm pretty new at it myself but I can tell you what I've learned from these forums and personal experience.

yesterday's news is pretty good, Tama has that but be aware that some just won't be potty trained. Mine has decided the only place she will go is on the paper towel under the wheel and not in the huge litter box.

As for toys, you can try all sorts of cat and ferret toys. Just make sure there is supervision. Be wary of the cat balls with holes/bars on them which look like a paw might fit in and stuff like that. I haven't really found any kind of toy that are specifically made for hedgehogs. stuffed animals and stuffed animals without the stuffing are sometimes popular and the classic toilet paper tube. The breeder I got Tama from also suggested those little cloth dolls filled with catnip and various things like that. You can check out the forum on toys, there are some great postings.

Same goes for treats. you can search it but in general, fruits and vegs are good treats (stay away from citrus and grapes), no dried fruits, and I have found that baby food is a hit with mine. She loves the gerber's meat sticks (little hotdogs). go slow with the treats though, it might take a little time for them to warm up to the treat so keep trying and also one at a time so you can monitor any health changes in relation to the treat (ie. she might get an upset tummy from certain treats)
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