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So my hedgie doesn't seem to like travelling in the car. He gets kind of agitated and has diarrhea (sorry if TMI) and I was just wondering what could help him be more comfortable in the car? One of the main concerns I have is taking him with me somewhere, he gets worried, and then is sitting in the...mess for a long time. I have a small dog carrier--it's material though so is that bad? I haven't tried him in it yet because he seems to go to the washroom A LOT outside of the cage and I was wondering if a liner inside of the cage would just be fine. So any advice?
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I was recommended to use Bach's Rescue Remedy to ease the stress and anxieties of our little Geoffrey who was extremely nervous and timid when we first adopted him.

  • ETA: I should have stated that some experienced hedgie owners recommend Bach's Rescue Remedy also for carsickness among hedgehogs - without this piece of info, my response might have appeared rather irrelevant to the OP's question; sorry for the oversight! :oops:
I put one drop in about 50ml of his drinking water every day. It's hard to say if the remedy had any effects on him. He eventually calmed down a lot, but it took almost 1-1/2 years. :lol:

Bach's Rescue Remedy was considered to be hedgie-safe at the time it was recommended to me. However, I later found out that the product contained alcohol - whopping 27%, in fact. So in effect, you're getting your hedgie drunk if you're not careful. My suggestion is to get Bach's Rescue Remedy for Pets or for Kids as they're alcohol-free.

Some young hedgies get carsick easily and a few have green poo or even diarrhea, but they often grow out of it naturally. However, a few never do and continue to have trouble riding a car. You may want to start carrying your hedgie in a snuggle bag around the house and then gradually move onto to bringing him in a carrier on short car rides to allow him to get used the motions before taking him to a long ride. Keep in mind, however, that a few hedgies never get used to car rides and continue to show stress symptoms. If this is the case with your hedgie, you probably want to limit the number of car rides with him to the absolute minimum.
 

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jabment said:
I'm just curious, why do you have two different threads for the same message? Car Anxiety and Car Travel?
XD I thought I was going crazy last night. I usually just "view new posts" and I saw the first one, then a lil while later...at like 4am...I saw it again! I thought I was going nuts >.< I quickly went to bed afterwards :lol:
 

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haha I have two different posts because the one in the Travel section wasn't getting any comments--views but no comments--and I was looking for advice because my mom is kind of impatient :p
Sorry to confuse everyone!!!!!!! lol
 

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Most people only post if they have something productive to add, so they may view a post then decide that they don't feel they should answer that particular question. When it comes to forums, the people who have an answer may have a different schedule than you do (some people work nights so they can only post in early morning, some people work days so they can only post in evenings, etc) so it can sometimes take a day or two to get a response. Posting again in another part of the board won't get answers any faster, it will just confuse people. If you've waited a few days and there haven't been any answers the best thing to do is post again on the first post you made asking if anyone knows.
 

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I apologize for any confusion or what may have seemed like impatience on my part. My mom can be pushy sometimes and she wanted an answer to the travelling question. Sorry if it confused or offended anyone that I looked for the answer to my question in more than one forum.
 
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