Ball? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-13-2019, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Colorado
Posts: 131
Default Ball?

I do not have a ball for my hedgehog to run around in without going under places like counters or bookshelves and I am wondering if I should get her one? I am not sure if it is good for them and do not want to buy one without some advice.
Spiky_Floof<3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-13-2019, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Emc
Member
 
Emc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Posts: 413
Default

Balls are really not suitable for any animal, and I honestly I have no idea why theyre still sold. Hedgehogs have bad eyesight, and rely heavily on their sense of smell and touch to explore - neither of which they can use in a ball. It doesnt provide them with any enrichment, and is overall an incredibly disorienting experience for them. Not to mention, the ventilation is incredibly poor and the ventilation slits that they do have, pose a safety hazard to little nails and toes.

Just block off your counters and bookshelves with something; hedgehogs need access to a room to explore, and a ball just wont cut it. If you use the search function above your login (on desktop version), you'll see endless topics on this sort of thing - and you'll see instances where hedgehogs have broken nails or legs from using them. Theyre just a really horrible means of exercises.
Emc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2019, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Colorado
Posts: 131
Default

Yeah that is kind of what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
Spiky_Floof<3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

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



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:35 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 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