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Old 12-20-2016, 12:24 AM  
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I know it's normal for hedgehog's to lick and then put it on themselves. But, before I went to pick up my hedgehog I had put on some hand sanitizer, then it came to me: Would this be okay for her? I'm scared that since she licked my hands she ingested it, but I figured it'd be fine if it wasn't in large doses and if I don't do it again, but I need to confirm. Will she be okay if she simply licked my hands that had hand sanitizer on them?
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:03 AM  
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Just watch her carefully and if a problem occurs seek vet help immediately. She would be fine though.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:06 AM  
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Thank you for replying. I figured since I had only put a small amount on my hands that she would be fine, I will keep a close eye on her. Last night she was running on her wheel lots so at least that is good.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:54 AM  
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It's unlikely that there was enough on your hands to cause her any harm.

Our Max voraciously licks up any new taste/smell he encounters, and sometimes it's things we don't even notice. We try to limit how much he licks when it's something we suspect might not be good for him, but sometimes too, when it's safe, I let him go at it because he seems to enjoy it so much. So far we've had no problems, but it's always good to keep an eye out to see if your hedgie reacts to anything she's licked.
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