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Old 02-23-2017, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Bath and Nails

My hedgie hates the water and wont let me even give her a good bath, I am not sure if the girl i got her from gave her baths or not so I don't know what to do. Nor will she even attempt to let me cut her nails. Someone help
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hedgies rarely need full bathes but if you think it's really needed then just try to keep it quick. Put about an inch of warm water in a sink or plastic tub and gently lower her in butt first. You probably don't want to pour water on her if she hates it so much so just let her walk around in it and soak for a few minutes. Most hedgies unroll in water so you may be able to clip her nails then. If you have a cage with a wired/grate lid you can place her on it, let her legs dangle, and clip her nails then. Try to distract her with food or cover her head with a blanket. Good luck!
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I had to put mine slowly in the water to get her used to it must of the time she likes to sit in my hand and I just put my hand in the water. Now nails are another story I can't click her nails for anything lol
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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She has let me before but she will not let me now she doesn't even give me enough time to give her a small tiny bath before she freaks out.
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try going slow with her letting her know that it is ok try holding her in the water mine was scared to at first but now she is fine with the water
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