|07-28-2017 05:49 PM|
|Mjskates||Ya I'll try it supervised first. Thank you for being so helpful everywhere on the form!|
|07-28-2017 05:25 PM|
It's up to you, really. I would probably try it with supervised playtime first, just to see how it goes. But FinnickHog left it in Finn's cage all the time, at least last I knew. I can't remember who else was giving it a try anymore, unfortunately.
I may end up fashioning a sand box to stick in Bindi's cage, now that this has reminded me, so I'll let you know how it goes once I get a chance! Probably going to wait until after this weekend, they have to look nice for my dad's first visit to my place.
|07-28-2017 04:48 PM|
|Mjskates||I think I'll try play sand. Is it safe to have in their cage all the time or only for supurvised play time?|
|07-28-2017 04:18 PM|
|Lilysmommy||I'm not sure oatmeal would have the effect, but I suppose it couldn't hurt to try. I can't think of any major dangers to it. I think play sand would be considered safe, I know chinchilla sand, crushed walnut bedding, and something else (some kind of reptile sand, I think?) have all been tried.|
|07-28-2017 12:33 PM|
|Mjskates||Do you think it's safe to have in their cages 24/7. I was looking into it a little and hedgehogs seem to enjoy it. I will definitely do it. Is children's play sand safe? I was also thinking of maybe using oatmeal as an alternative to sand. Sounds silly but it seems a little safer to me.|
|07-28-2017 12:15 PM|
|Lilysmommy||Yeah, it's a very new thing in the US, Canada, etc. It's more popular in countries in Europe, especially eastern Europe. I believe Draenog was the first to mention it on here.|
|07-28-2017 11:16 AM|
|Mjskates||Hmm I've never heard of hedgehogs getting sand baths. I'll look into it and give it a try. Thank you!|
|07-28-2017 09:43 AM|
|Lilysmommy||A couple drops in the rinse water won't hurt, to see if it helps, but it's not usually a huge deal. Something that a few people discovered is that having sand baths available seemed to actually help with dry skin & it's a more natural way for hedgehogs to clean themselves than with water. If you search in Housing/Accessories, I think that's where the threads were posted... I know FinnickHog was one of the ones who gave it a try.|
|07-27-2017 11:06 PM|
|Mjskates||Thank you for the input! I think I might just hold off on the oil for now|
|07-26-2017 10:42 PM|
Oil in general can clog their pores, it's not just vitamin E. That's part of why you have to be careful how much you use, and also why it's not a good idea to use it if there's any concern they may have a skin infection (it can make it worse).
I think capsules are used more often as you can just grab one capsule at a time & not worry about the whole jar of oil being open. I don't know how much of a concern that is & if it makes much of a difference though - people also use things like coconut oil, and I don't know of that coming in a capsule.
I used to use flaxseed oil for Lily's skin. I don't use any oil with my current girls though.
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