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wondering if a used fish tank is okay to use for a new baby hedgehog, if cleaned very good? Need to know ASAP!
 

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Short answer: No.

Longer answer: No, and here's why:

Fish tanks have poor ventilation and are designed to keep moisture in. You need a cage with good ventilation that isn't going to hold in moisture (which will cause mold and mildew). Also, they're difficult to clean.
 

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My breeder said it was OK, because she has them in a big fishtanks and she's had hers for years. Should I still invest in a different tank? Thanks so much!
 

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You need to get a proper cage not a different tank. Tanks are made for fish and reptiles not for hedgehogs. Hedgehogs need proper ventilation and a tank is made to hold in moisture and you don't want moisture in with your hedgehog.

Tanks are not good for hedgehogs.
 

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I would say if you aren't willing to spend the money to give your pet a proper home then I would advise not getting a hedgehog. they aren't cheap and require a lot of time, and energy. The cage set up is vital, they need specific wheel size, specific floor space, the perfect temperature. It's a lot of work. Do your research before you get the baby and make sure you're willing to provide for it.
 
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