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Old 03-29-2014, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Carefresh or boxo bedding? Also, eco bedding?

Okay, so I'm deciding what to use as bedding for my hedgie. I had planned on using Carefresh for part of the cage and eco for the other part after being recommended to do so by a friend of mine who has a hedgie. They say that their hedgie absolutely adores burrowing and tunneling in the eco bedding. I've read on here, though, that a lot of people have problems with using Carefresh bedding. So, I was considering using Boxo bedding instead-- it's basically the same thing, but a few people have told me it's less dusty than Carefresh. Does anyone have experience using these beddings?

(P.S. I know the safer option would be a cage liner like fleece; however, I really want my hedgie to be able to burrow and tunnel, as I've read a lot of hedgies love that. If my hedgie turns out not to be doing that, I may switch to fleece.)
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally use fleece liners in the cage, but carefresh in the liter box. When you use actual bedding all over the cage it can be a big ol mess every time you get your hedgie out. It sticks in their quills. If you want your hedgie to be able to burrow, just make a dig box. I have dig boxes in all my cages. I just put those large plastic colorful rocks they use in beta tanks and fleece strips in a shoe box with a hole cut in the side. They LOVE it! Hope this helps.
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So wait, u use like the gravel that goes in the bottom of a fish tank? I never thought of that! Stupid question- cuz u most likely wouldn't be using it if it wasn't- but is it safe for them? Like can they get hurt digging in it? I have a box with fleece strips that he doesn't even go near, he rather just stick his head under the liner in the corner lol I may just have to try that n see if he'll like that better!
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Not gravel but the larger glass rocks
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I wouldn't use the small gravel - it's too small and can easily get caught in privates. Use only aquarium stones that are at least the size of a dime or penny & larger. I got a couple bags of those & used them for a dig box for Lily. I did sort through the bags first though, as even they had some that were too small for my comfort.
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I might even consider some of those flat glass marbles. No sharp edges, easy to clean.
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Is there any worry with the larger glass marbles that they might try to chew on it and break their little teeth?
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There could be, if you have a curious hedgehog or one that likes to explore with their mouth. If you're concerned about that at all, you can just introduce the marbles during supervised playtime & only then for a couple of days and see what hedgie does before you put them in the cage full-time.
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Huh.... that's a really good idea. I was pondering a dig box for my girl. We found what is supposed to be used as a chinchilla dust bath it was like, an empty little plastic house that had just a hole in it to climb in but I didn't know if maybe the hole placement was too high for a hedgie to get into?
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