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Ok, I have 9 ferts (I know its a little excessive) and my husband just got me a hedgehog for our anniversary.I have had her for about 3 days. Shes about 3 months old, standard grey color. I know she will be grumpy and scared for a while until she gets use to us and a new home, but what about the ferts? Will she ever get use to them? She seems to understand that when she is in her cage they cant get to her so she doesnt ball up but if she is out of the cage she balls up and clicks at them, me too for that matter.

Another question I have, her poop the first couple days was normal turdlike, dark,round, no diarrhea.Today when I put her in the run ball she dropped this massive poop. it was almost as long as my pinkie finger and about as round as it too. I know its gross to describe it this way but thats how it was, massive, compared to what I was use to seeing from her. Any Ideas why she would go from little poops to massive like that?

Any knowledge you pass my way would be greatly appreciated, seeing as ferrets are what Im use to dealing with.

Much appreciation
Christin
 

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Never let the ferrets and her interact. Ferrets are predators, hedgehogs prey and the two do not mix regardless of how friendly your ferrets might be. We had two bunnies killed a few years ago when our ferrets escaped their cage. Now, we don't even let the cats near the ferrets because it is not worth the risk. A hedgehog will get nothing out of being around a ferret anyways as ferrets are way to active and will scare a hedgehog.

Her big poop is normal. They can produce some massive poop for their size. :lol:

We have 6 ferrets. Did have 8 but two have now passed away.
 

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Do the ferrets have cages? I know many people who have lots of ferrets let them free-range like cats. If they do have their own cages, just put them in their cage before taking the hedgehog out. I have a dog, two cats, some rats and now my first hedgehog - and the cats are the only ones who don't really have a cage (the dog has a crate) so when I take the rats and hedgie out, the cats just have to stay in another room or at least far enough away they don't bother the little guys. My cats are afraid of the rats but I still would never trust them too close because they are predators just like ferrets. The dog also has to stay in her crate around the little ones, but she is good with the cats. Now the hedgie can probably protect himself a lot better than a rat but I wouldn't want my cat to get poked either! And why scare him?

My dog is trained to go into her crate on command, I bet ferrets could learn that - give them lots of treats when you put them away to take out the hedgie and they will soon like that time haah! Or if you don't use cages, maybe they could play in the bathroom, or you and the hedgehog can be in a closed off room.

Let's see some pictures! I got my first hedgie yesterday, aren't they awesome? Heh. Don't feel weird about your 9 ferrets, at one point our house had 10 animals total - well 11 if you count my DH ;)
 
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