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Some general questions from a potential owner!

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Hey guys! I am new here and doing my reasearch before I get my own hedgie. It won't be for some time before I get one, but I like to learn lots ahead of time before I get a pet :)

One of my...well, my boyfriend's concernes, is the smell.
I have owned a variety of pets. Ferrets included. Before I got my ferrets, I researched and while I knew they could smell, I was reassured by a number of people that with proper cleaning and food they would not have a strong odour...which was beyond false. This did not go over well with my boyfriend who is very sensitive to scent. I would appreciate HONEST information about hedgies :) I currently have a dwarf hamster who has a very mild smell and is not of a concern to the boyfriend. I just want to know how a hedgie might compare, smell-wise. I am really good about keeping cages clean, so it is mostly just the general odour I am concerned about.

Any other resources you all think I might want to read would be great as well! I'm sure I will have lots of questions.
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I have to say my Hedgie doesnt smell like much of anything LOL The only smells i get out of him are the fresh poops, which you cant really smell if you arent hovering over the cage. I have my Hedgie set up in my room and there are no noticeable odors he is giving off so you should be okay.

I also wanted to add i'm using pine shavings as it soaks up the urine a little better, and if you like the smell of wood its awesome. Otherwise keep the cage clean and bathe your hedgie every now and then , shouldn't have any problems with odor.
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