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Old 11-01-2020, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope you doing well, I am wondering if it is okay if I substitute fine pine bedding for my hedgehog's litter, as we are out of the cat litter I normally use. Thanks and have a great day!
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would assume that the warnings against using pine shavings would be the same for a hedgehog as it is for other small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc). Pine shavings (unless they are kiln-dried) emit harmful phenols and should not be used.

Pine pellets, however, are ok because the process used to compress them into pellets renders them safe. I use pine pellets for litter with my hedgehog.
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I use pine pellets as well, I am worried about the flakes cutting her feet and the respiratory problems. But I have to use them until my new pine pellets come in. I don't think she will go on paper towels.
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