Ditto I am to lazy to type all that :lol:hedgielover said:The article is not too far off but here were some issues I had with it
in step 1 - hedgehogs should not be kept in glass aquariums
step 2 - you shouldn't use corncob bedding for females either, it's just a bad bedding
- you can't use regular cat litter in the litter box, most people use paper towel, shavings or yesterdays news.
step 3 - putting an old t-shirt in is good advice but if you tear it up then there will be loose threads your hedgehog could get a leg caught in.
- hedgehogs should not have things to climb on they could fall and get hurt - they do not need things to chew or scratch.
- Don't provide water for swimming in the cage. it will cause a hibernation attempt and a mess - most hedgehogs don't like water anyway
step 4 - don't use a water bottle use a dish.
step 5 - you need a heat source not just a warm place to put the cage (Ceramic heat emitter or space heater is recommended) 85 is too hot for most hedgehogs.
I don't want to cause an argument but I have to disagree with you. Just because the article had sources doesn't mean those sources were correct or that those things are just a matter of preference. Sure some things are preference, one layer of fleece or two, which foods in the mix and how many. Aspen shavings or recycled paper bedding.courtno said:I thought it was pretty extensive, but yeah, I've never heard of the water pan, or chewing or rubbing their face on stuff. That stuff is in one of the sources, though. Also, I've read on websites before that corncob bedding is the BEST bedding! I don't use it, but thought that was odd. And most sites I've been to have also said to use regular cat litter. Adler never took to potty training though.
For everything someone says about raising a hedgehog, it seems someone else will say something opposite. Personally, I use a water bottle for my hedgehog and she has no problems with using it. I can tell a noticeable difference in the water levels.
I don't think the article is necessarily wrong, most of the things are about preference.
But yeah, the swimming thing was my main issue. NEVER heard that before.
I've done content writing before and you have to choose from the pictures they have.Immortalia said:lol I love how they have a picture of a European hedgie :lol:
If going by the pic, I guess the temperature issue wouldn't be so bad. As well as the swimming thing...