Bedding To AVOID

Bedding To AVOID

VIDEO.:  Avoid these bedding options Cedar Shavings One doesn’t have to search very hard to find numerous warnings and studies showing the dangers of using cedar for animal, reptile or bird bedding.  NEVER use cedar shavings because they contain a toxin called... Read More
Cage Location

Cage Location

Noise Level Some hedgehog enthusiasts recommend keeping hedgehog cages in areas that are not high traffic areas, so as not to disturb the sleeping hedgehog. Others recommend that keeping the hedgehog in a busy area of the house allows the hedgehog to become accustomed... Read More
Cage Maintenance

Cage Maintenance

Introduction A clean cage is essential to the health and well being of your pet. Our rule of thumb is that if the cage smells bad to us, it probably smells really bad to our hedgehog. Hedgehogs have a much better sense of smell than we do. Type of Cage The type of... Read More
Chlorhexidine Disinfecting Wipes

Chlorhexidine Disinfecting Wipes

What You Will Need ½ Roll of Bounty Big, Jumbo or Other mid-size Bounty Roll Paper Towels 1 Container (we use Rubbermaid 3qt #6) or Dollar General’s Sun Oxygen Cleaner bucket or a large ice cream bucket 2 cups of disinfecting solution Procedure Cut a roll of... Read More
Heat Emitters

Heat Emitters

Benefits Heat emitters are possibly the best option as a direct heat source. The benefits of the ceramic bulbs compared to traditional heat bulbs are that they do not emit light (only heat) therefore they produce more heat per watt than a traditional heat bulb that... Read More
Heating Options

Heating Options

Words of Caution  Many heat sources are available through a variety of outlets. We are yet to find the perfect heat source that will work under all conditions. Anything that plugs in has potential to short out and cause a fire, overheat and cause burns, or fail to... Read More
Paper Product Bedding

Paper Product Bedding

Pelleted Newspaper Products  Pelleted newspaper products are generally made from recycled newspaper. Purina’s Yesterday’s News is a popular pelleted kitty or ferret litter.   Second Nature Dog Litter is similar to Yesterday’s News, except that it is cheaper. It is... Read More
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