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03-09-2012 12:53 PM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

For those who haven't seen yet on my other post... I PUT A DEPOSIT DOWN ON A MALE BABY HEDGE!!! I'm sooo excited !!

AND I bought my wheel today from you, Larry. Will I have it by the 7th of April?
03-06-2012 03:52 PM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

I would be a little concerned about using denim. Denim doesn't dry very well and if your hedgie has an accident outside of their litter box (which it more than likely will) the denim will remain wet for a long time. The dampness can make the hedgie chilled and possibly lead to upper respiratory infections or hibernation. Fleece pulls fluid away from the surface- so in my opinion is a safer option. I've never had a problem with Brillo getting fleece in his quills- just make sure to wash fleece liners before actually using them in the cage.
03-05-2012 07:33 PM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

I second what Larry said (:

Also, a lot of people here use small ceramic dishes for food and water. You can get these anywhere from the dollar store to a pet store. The hedgie looks amazing and very well-tempered (:
03-05-2012 06:42 PM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

If it were me I'd find another cage, some people may like them i'm sure but IMO there are a lot better cages available. If you look through this thread you will see some examples of a lot of cages

I would not use that shampoo either, most of us here use Aveeno. I like the powdered Aveeno soothing bath treatment but it seems the wash is more popular with other hog owners.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/3502363784 ... s&var=sbar

Walmart sells a store brand that is a little cheaper Equate Bath Treatments with Collidal Oatmeal.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Equate-Oatmea ... t/10320783

The hedgie looks pretty good from the pics to me.
03-05-2012 05:29 PM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

She is gorgeous
03-05-2012 05:13 PM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

Here is the girl I'm considering. Does she look okay? I don't know what to look for other than if she looks healthy.

Here is the cage I am getting. It's 30x18x14H and has 1 in x 1 in wire spacing. Is that ok?

I was going to get some sort of locking crock dishes for the cage so she wouldn't be able to tip it over. These are what I was looking at, but I need to email them and find out how deep they are.

This is the shampoo I already have for my rats. Is it okay for her?
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... lmdn=Brand

And then I'm going to feed Blue Buffalo Freedom Indoor Cat food and the Innova food I mentioned earlier, mixed together. I was going to have some liners made that are two pieces of denim with quilt batting sewn in between. Would that be ok? I was worried fleece may end up stuck on her quills? One more question... If they like to burrow, how will she do that with the liners? Oh and I'm going to get one of the green sparkly bucket wheels
....And the CHE and porcelin lamp!....And I need 4 inch PVC for her to hide it... AND a PVC frame to hold down her liners!
03-05-2012 12:28 AM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

Originally Posted by lilchris28
The cage I'm looking at is 30x18 and 14 inches high. Would this wheel (the one w/o the litterbox) work in this cage and still allow plenty of room?
The CSW with litter pan needs a cage around 15 inches tall to fit. The CSBW will easily fit that cage it's a lot smaller. I could make the CSBW stand bigger to fit the litter pan if you'd like, just give me an email when you are ready to order [email protected]
03-05-2012 12:22 AM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

I think Larry has the dimensions of his wheel on his website. The cage I have now is 18wx30lx18h and the CSBW fits perfectly and there is still plenty of room. On the highest setting the wheel measures 12.5 inches, so you're fine height-wise too.
I do, however, intend to upgrade to a C&C in the fall. But I think it should do perfectly (:
03-05-2012 12:10 AM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

The cage I'm looking at is 30x18 and 14 inches high. Would this wheel (the one w/o the litterbox) work in this cage and still allow plenty of room?
03-04-2012 11:56 PM
Re: Thinking about getting a Hedgie

Lots of people like to put litter boxes under the wheel to catch all the poos and pees that run off. I personally have had no success with it - my Kazooie does ALL of her business on the wheel, and that is where it stays. There hardly is ever any runoff. Some have more success with this than I have, I think hahaha (:
Many hedgies will use a litter box like a cat, and some never catch on. I think it is all up to personal opinion.
The CSW comes with a litter box simply because the base of the wheel can accommodate one as it is much bigger than the CSBW.
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