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Old 01-27-2014, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone! Good news, I got to pick out my baby hedgehog from the breeder! She's only about three weeks old, so I still have some time to get her cage set up. I'm going to be using fleece liners for the bottom of her cage (2x3 C&C cage), and I was wondering if any of you put any type of absorbent pad underneath or between fleece layers, just to catch urine and help the smell? If so, what kind? I was thinking of getting a reusable bed pad, but I also have a lot of puppy training pads. Or maybe at towel? Thanks!
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I wouldn't use a towel, especially if she manages to get under the fleece liner. Towels are very stringy and baby paws can easily be caught. I don't use a fleece liner, but in her play zone I do use potty pads because it is much easier. I would make sure that you do not use the kind that has a "training sent" or any other kind of sent to get the animal to pee on it.
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Training pads in her playpen is such a good idea, I didn't think of that! I will try using the training pads. Thanks a lot!
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I would use caution with the training pads because so many have a scent or pherenomes.

I use diaper changing pads for human babies, as most are unscented.

Also I find the only place I need a pad is under the litter box and it doesn't need changing very often.

LOL-it really soaked up liquid when I spilled her water dish!

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I'm pretty sure the pads I have are unscented, but I will look into buying a bed pad or a baby changing pad as well. Thanks!
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Be careful using puppy pads, there were pictures on the old forum showing a hedgehog that had torn the top layer and got trapped in the absorbent "fluff" in the middle of the pad. The owner had a horrible time trying to get the hedgehog out and to get all the fluff off their hedgehogs legs and quills.
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Hi everyone! Good news, I got to pick out my baby hedgehog from the breeder! She's only about three weeks old, so I still have some time to get her cage set up. I'm going to be using fleece liners for the bottom of her cage (2x3 C&C cage), and I was wondering if any of you put any type of absorbent pad underneath or between fleece layers, just to catch urine and help the smell? If so, what kind? I was thinking of getting a reusable bed pad, but I also have a lot of puppy training pads. Or maybe at towel? Thanks!
I would definitely put some sort of absorbent pad under the fleece. One place that you can get some is from abatix.com. They have a variety of kinds that come in bulk so you can change them out when needed. Here's a link to one: ["http://www.abatix.com/default.aspx?page=item+detail&itemcode=SRB691-9&catlist=98" Polypro Sorbent Pads 100/Bl Clr Bag]
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