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Old 03-29-2016, 02:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My reason is that since hedgehogs have such a strong sense of smell it might irritate them. An irritated hedgehog will often chew on the area that has the offending scent. If that happens it will make things worse. Hedgehogs react to stress in different ways than other animals. To me it's not worth the risk.
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