Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum - Reply to Topic
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Thread: Few questions from new hedgie mom. Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
10-02-2012 09:49 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

My digital thermometer just came yesterday and i ordered it friday at amazon. 6.96 shipped for a zoo med digital thermometer. I heard great reviews abt it
10-02-2012 09:48 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

Thanks so much Moxieberry! I actually saw that one at walmart online and thought it looked like a good one! Glad to know it is and that someone has actually used it! It's actually even cheaper at wal-mart!! Think may have a winner! Now let's just hope it is in stock at wal-mart!!!!! Thanks again Moxieberry!
10-02-2012 09:42 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H1 ... 00_s01_i02

This is the one I use - we have two of them in the hedgehog room, but I had this kind before putting the room together too. It's the same idea of what Lilysmommy described, but not exactly "two" probes. It measures the temperature where the thermometer is placed (and it has a little flip-out thing on the back so it can stand upright) and also measures where the probe is. Before we had the hedgehog room I used it on individual cages - the thermometer on the top or just to the side of the cage, to measure the temperature in the room, and the probe in the cage. You could also attach the thermometer to the inner wall of the cage (really easy if it's a wire-top or C&C cage), and have the probe at the other end of the cage, to give you two different in-cage readings.
10-02-2012 09:25 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

LOL lilysmommy yep Shetland did pop up already! I love that you all know each other so well, and hope to get to know you all as well too!! Thanks for the info on the thermometer's! I like that idea of having 2 probes on each side as well to make sure it is constant through out her area! I had actually gone to petco today to look at the zoo med digital thermometer I had seen online last night, but they were out of it. So I came home to drop off some things, give Zaria some chow and see what walmart had before I headed up there. And I saw your post! Guess it was a sign that petco was out of that one!!! So on to search for an indoor/outdoor one with 2 probes!! Thanks again!!!

P.S. So I did good with all her bathroom items? I got her another towel and another fleece bath blanket today also!!
10-02-2012 09:57 AM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

Indoor/outdoor thermometers are pretty nice because they usually come with two probes, and they would show the temperature where each probe is - two thermometers in one. Then you could place a probe on each side of her cage and make sure it's staying around the same temperature all over. I had one like that from a pet store, where it just showed the average temperature between the two probes, but I'd like one that showed both temps better. Looks like the rest of your bath supplies is great too!

She's a very pretty little girl! Glad she's not huffy about pictures - we love to see lots of hedgie pictures on here! (Especially Shetland...post a picture thread and I bet she'll pop up, hehe.)

Edit: And then I see your intro thread and Shetland's comment...
10-02-2012 12:40 AM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

Ok great, that helps me a lot! There were so many different ones popping up was getting little overwhelmed there for a minute! Thanks so much Ktdid!
10-01-2012 11:58 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

For thermometers you will probably want one from the home and/or garden section if you are getting it at walmart. You want it to detect the ambient air temperature and I think the kitchen ones probably work better in like a pot of water or testing meat. I got, mine out of the home improvement section, like near the tools and light bulbs and stuff.
10-01-2012 11:47 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

Was able to get some pictures of Miss Zaria today and thought would post a couple, so you all could see my little baby girl! I know the one is kinda hard to see (my camera on phone doesn't take greatest pics, and of course digital camera broke on me couple of weeks ago, so when get a new one in next few weeks will post better ones!) But she is in her little fluffy donut bed with a blankie pulled over her and just her head peaking out sleeping peacefully! The other one she took a break from eating to let me take a pic of her sweet face! She doesn't seem to mind me taking pics of her at all! She didn't huff, raise quills or furrow her little forehead at me once when I took them all! Maybe have a little model on my hands!!! Love her so much!
10-01-2012 10:17 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

Ok I have found all kinds of digital thermometers with a probe online at wal-mart (seeing what is out there so can find which one I like/want and go get it at store tomorrow! They range from indoor/outdoor, to grill ones, to weather and baby ones!! This may be a stupid question but does it matter what it says it is supposed to be used for? Or can I use one that says it is to be used for the kitchen but is digital and has a probe? I have only ever had to deal with the stick on thermometers for my turtle so this is new one for me! And want to make sure get the right kind and a good one for my little quilly munchkin!

Thanks Lilysmommy! So glad to know bath towels are ok. I actually had 2 fleece blankets I had gotten as well for bath time! Cause I had read about making sure they are completely dry! And scared me a swell even the thought of her getting chilled. So think I will go grab another towel tomorrow and another blanket for bath time so I can male sure have enough to keep wrapping her in once one gets too damp! I got aveeno baby oat tear free shampoo to use. Is that one ok? And of a toothbrush to brush down on quills and get clean. Which is how I heard was to do it. Is that right also?? Thanks so much again! Like I said reading all of what to do is one thing but hearing it straight from another Hedgie parent makes me feel a lot better that doing the right thing for her! I love her so much already!!
10-01-2012 07:14 PM
Re: Few questions from new hedgie mom.

For digital thermometers, you can usually find decent and pretty inexpensive ones at stores like Walmart and such. Pet stores sell them too, but they tend to be quite expensive there. And yes, bath towels are just fine! For Lily's "drying regimen" after a bath, I usually had a couple towels and pieces of fleece ready. She came out of the sink into one towel to get most of the immediate water off. Once that one was wet, switch to towel #2. Then switch to fleece #1 and she usually cuddled in that while I cleaned the bathroom up and put things away (but she was usually content to stay put no matter what, so I didn't have to worry about her running out of the blanket like some hedgies), then switch to fleece #2 to go cuddle for awhile. Sometimes I kept a third fleece nearby while we were cuddling, just in case that second fleece blanket got damp too. I admit, though, I was always really paranoid about her catching a chill, hence the numerous towels/blankets.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum