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Hi,

So my hedghog loves to dig. He digs in blankets and his bedding and cant get enought. I was thinking of adding a Sandbox to his cage but Ive heard mix reviews about this.

What are your thoughts on this?

Tim
 

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I think the sand would be really messy, but I suppose you could do it. Just make sure that if you do do it, you bake the sand in the oven for a couple of hours on like, 300 degrees or something, to make sure you kill any parasites.
 

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yeah

well im designing a new cage for my hedggie which will have rooms seprated and so on (my dad builds houses so its a litle project during the winter lol) and i would buy the sand from a petshop, u can buy sand pretreated and so on.

thx for the reply!
 

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Even preheated sand you should still cook in the oven. It's like buying mite infested wood shavings that are supposed to be "mite free". It's just better to be safe.

I'd worry about the sand getting into hard to clean places, especially for males. It'd also be possible for the sand to get stuck to some of the flakey skin that's on their backs when it's dry. Also, the sand would dry their already dry skin even more, so that's something to think about too. And what if they start using it as a litter box? And I agree that it'd be a messy process, with many potential baths needed, and more dry skin.
 
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