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Old 08-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Aquariums are designed to hold moisture in and to be 100% air and water tight. This is great for it's intended use but horrible for an animal that comes from the desert where there is little moisture and low humidity. They have no ventilation, even without a top on them, and if you find one that is large enough to properly house a hedgehog it would be so heavy that you wouldn't be able to clean it properly. Hedgehogs also have trouble seeing the glass walls on the tank and often will run back and forth along the glass rubbing their noses raw.
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