So I understand the pooping on the wheel thing, I mean it makes sense that it's instinctual for them to poop while running (it's kind of weird that they don't notice/care that it gets all over them, but whatever). But what I don't get is my hedgehog (who is not a baby by the way--she's a little over a year old) poops *everywhere* in her cage. She has a little shoebox (her "cave") that she sleeps in all the time and she's gotten poop ALL over the inside of it. Don't most animals have instincts that prevent them from pooping where they sleep? Why would she wake up and be like, "Oh, here's a good place to poop, right where I'm sleeping."? She has also gotten poop all over both of her food bowls, which I don't get. I know it's an instinctual thing for animals to not poop where they eat, so I don't understand it. I thought a lot of animals tend to go in the corner of a room to keep the rest of the room clean but there really isn't any place in her cage that she doesn't go. Are hedgehogs just not terribly hygienic creatures and therefor don't care? Or are they just a little less...um, clever...than other creatures who know not to poop where they eat/sleep? Or is mine just exceptionally dirty or...um...slow?