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08-17-2019 12:24 AM
Netsrik Most newspapers aren’t ok for hedgehogs, due to the ink. Some paper should not be used because it will get wet and make the cage cold. I use this hamster/rabbit bedding called όber. It is dust free and is super cheap and safe for hedgehogs.
08-13-2019 03:27 PM
Mecki
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What kind of pellet you use in the litter box? Is it pine wood pellet?
I get what pellets I can find --usually at a feed store. The brand will vary. I use them for my rabbits too. This is what I am currently using.
08-13-2019 02:40 PM
Emc You can use pine pellets in a litter box if you want to; theyre light coloured too. Honestly, any light coloured substrate (be it white or something like wood shavings) are typically very easy to spot problems with (i.e bloody discharge, etc).
08-13-2019 01:03 PM
Ria I dont use pellets I use kaytee clean and cosy bedding as litter cause its white.so easier to spot problems.
08-13-2019 12:10 PM
zinwei
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The actual paper is safe its the ink that is not safe. If he/she is to ingest that ink it can make him/her ill. I wouldn't use it.
There are better paper bedding you could use that would be safer.
Most newspapers use soy-based ink which is safe. But, as you said, there are better options to use. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif[/IMG]

@Romain, have you considered putting down a piece of fleece material instead? It would be softer than newspaper, wicks the urine (keeping them from a wet floor), and can be washed and re-used. It also comes in all sorts of fun patterns so you can switch the fleece out as needed.

The photos show some fleece items I use in my cage.
What kind of pellet you use in the litter box? Is it pine wood pellet?
07-29-2019 01:14 PM
Kalandra That is true of older newspapers, but there was a move away from that to mostly soy or water based inks. However, since this forum is international, caution should be mentioned since some countries may still allow for heavy metals (lead) or other toxic items to be in their ink.
07-28-2019 05:15 PM
Ria
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The actual paper is safe its the ink that is not safe. If he/she is to ingest that ink it can make him/her ill. I wouldn't use it.
There are better paper bedding you could use that would be safer.
Most newspapers use soy-based ink which is safe. But, as you said, there are better options to use. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif[/IMG]
I didn't know that. I've always been told that the main reason you cant use newspaper is because of the ink.
I dont know much about news paper other than its great for coving tables when you or children want to do painting!!
07-28-2019 04:56 PM
Mecki
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The actual paper is safe its the ink that is not safe. If he/she is to ingest that ink it can make him/her ill. I wouldn't use it.
There are better paper bedding you could use that would be safer.
Most newspapers use soy-based ink which is safe. But, as you said, there are better options to use.

@Romain, have you considered putting down a piece of fleece material instead? It would be softer than newspaper, wicks the urine (keeping them from a wet floor), and can be washed and re-used. It also comes in all sorts of fun patterns so you can switch the fleece out as needed.

The photos show some fleece items I use in my cage.
07-27-2019 07:18 PM
nikki Newspaper isn't a good idea because when it becomes wet it gets very cold and can cause your hedgehog to become cold. It's ok to use in things like bird cages because they don't spend much time on the bottom of the cage and their droppings are drier than urine. Shredded paper can be very dusty.
07-27-2019 06:07 PM
belties We use cheap printer paper run through a document shredder for bedding to put in ours dig/potty box. No ink ,very cheap, and was recycled.
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