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Old 08-16-2016, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. New here but I get the feeling some people get annoyed with repeated posts...I have tried to search for this and I apologize if it has been covered already. We just got our hedgie this past weekend and I decided to use Aspen shavings...to start. I am not sure about the fleece idea YET, although it seems to look nicer per say not sure I buy it doesn't smell, but I have not tried it YET. Anyway, back to my post question, at the pet store they recommended a corn cob bedding- they had it in all their cages (no hedgies tho) but suggested I switch to it. Does anyone use this or know of it? Also, the breeder I got Henderson from used "horse wood pellet bedding" for her hedgies...thoughts on that??? Thanks!
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Corn cob isn't recommend, it doesn't absorb pee.
Pelleted horse bedding is fine as long as your hedgehog doesn't try and eat it.
Generally speaking pet stores are the worst place for information. I generally won't tell them what I'm shopping for, it saves on frustration.
There is a book that covers so much about hedgehog care in case your interested. It's actually current up to date information as opposed to the pet store books.
You can download it here http://www.westcoasthedgehogs.com/fi...ook/index.html
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There are a couple other problems with corn cob bedding as well, it molds quickly once it's wet and the piece are small and often become lodged in the penile sheath of male hedgehog or the vulva of female hedgehogs. Corn is also prone to a fungal infection called ergot which can cause many health issues.
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Thank You! I downloaded it!!

Thank You for the information, corn cob bedding will not be used.
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