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Old 05-12-2016, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How often do you bathe your hedgehog?

Hey everyone, I just wanted to know how often you bathe your hedgehog. I know the water shouldn't be more than an inch deep and that you can wash their quills with a toothbrush but how often do you need to bathe them?
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never bathed Scrizzie. I never understood why people do this as to me it is like bathing a cat. I do get people wanting to clean up poopy boots if their hedgie is prone to such but a bath?

Maybe just lucky to have a hedgie that is clean as she has no odor and never even had poopy boots.
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Oh right so you don't have to bathe them then? She seems clean and doesn't have poopy boots aha so maybe I don't need to bathe her? Just wipe her feet if they get a little poopy.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Foot baths for Prudence take place every week to deal with her poopy boots. Full baths are every three weeks. She likes to annoint with her food so her quills can get gross over time. She also gets dry skin, and using the Aveeno moisturizing wash really helps her.

If your hedgehog isn't messy, there is no reason why you need to bathe them, but foot baths/ wipes are definitely important.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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After they anoint poop they get a bath. So that's a fairly rare occurrence. If there is an actual need them they get it. Looks aren't a need.
I had an escapee that loves to take dust baths in Master Oogways cage. Master oogway is my sulcata tortoise. Pork chop got a bath after that, both days.
Most of the time they don't NEED a bath and a foot bath works well too clean poop boots daily.
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Finn has only ever gotten one real bath. He anointed with snails. It was horrible. Otherwise, I'm with Two on the foot baths.
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Ahh ok then. Bath them when they anoint bad things, got it! Thank you everyone
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That depends on how you define "bad things"
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Sorry let me rephrase. I meant messy things. But anointing snails would certainly be classed as a bad thing aha.
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Penelope I only have to bathe once a month because she likes to get dirty so I really try not to give her a bath if I do not have to. Raven I've been told gets dirty A LOT so I will have to see with her.

Poopy or Muddy boots as i like to say, I like to put them in the sink with something under them so they can walk around and get it off. I've tried Paper towels and for my girls it's just not happening lol, its so hard!
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