Types of Fabric Bedding

Apr 24, 2014 by

ProFleece ProFleece is possibly the best fabric type bedding available for pets! It has been used by veterinarians for decades and is becoming very popular in the pet industry. It is made of 100% polyester which is: Non–irritating...

Cage Location

Aug 30, 2013 by

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...

Chlorhexidine Disinfecting Wipes

Jun 28, 2013 by

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...

“Cageless” Options Or Fr...

Jun 27, 2013 by

Free roaming is used by some enthusiasts and is acceptable providing that you have ensured your hedgehogs safety in every aspect. For the best outcome for you and your hedgehog, it is best if free roaming is limited to one room in...

Toys, Enrichment & Entertainmen...

Jun 27, 2013 by

Environmental Enrichment Wild and free ranging animals have lots of natural exercise and stimulation. Numerous studies have shown that animals in zoos, animal parks, labs and private homes benefit from exercise and environmental...

Wood Products Bedding

Jun 7, 2013 by

The Pine Debate Popularity Pine shavings and related products are by far the most common bedding material used in the pet industry. Pine shavings are easily accessible, are processed and packaged by numerous pet supply companies, and...

Wire Cages

Jun 7, 2013 by

Introduction Wire cages with a solid bottom and a deep pan are often used as hedgehog cages. They are well ventilated, easy, and safe to heat using a ceramic heat emitter. One advantage of wire cages is that they are specially...

Plastic Storage Containers

Jun 7, 2013 by

Using a plastic storage container as a cage is popular with many breeders. Advantages  Clear plastic tubs can be purchased relatively cheaply.  They are lightweight and easy to transport. Storage containers can be easily cleaned and...

Paper Product Bedding

Jun 7, 2013 by

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...

Bedding and Litter Eating or Ingesti...

Jun 7, 2013 by

Why Might Hedgehogs Eat Their Bedding? What Is This?—Hedgehogs are inquisitive by nature and often attempt to learn about their environment by tasting and smelling.  Baby or young hedgehogs are very prone to eating new brands or...

Miscellaneous Bedding Options

Jun 6, 2013 by

 Corncob Bedding Corncob is relatively inexpensive, but care must be taken to keep the cage clean and dry. Corncob bedding has a tendency to retain liquids and it molds very quickly. Many molds are respiratory toxins. Frequent...

Fabric Cage Liner Bedding Options

Jun 6, 2013 by

 Advantages of Using Fabric Cage Liners Various types of fabric are good options for people with allergies or hedgehogs with bedding sensitivities. Many owners like the fact that fabric bedding is recyclable and stores easily. Fabric...

Nontraditional Cage Options

Jun 6, 2013 by

Glass Aquariums Large aquariums can be used to house hedgehogs.  Some hedgehog enthusiasts recommend, at minimum of, a 20-gallon-long size, but the larger sizes are much better. A 20-gallon aquarium will not accommodate an...

General Bedding Information

Jun 6, 2013 by

Type Unfortunately, we have yet to find the perfect bedding to use with our hedgehogs. Almost every hedgehog owner and veterinarian has slightly different recommendations and opinions. Keep in mind no bedding manufacturer is going to...

Cage Selection & Requirements

Jun 6, 2013 by

 Cage Selection Choosing a cage is one of the most important decisions you will have to make for your pet. Your hedgehog’s home and environment are one of the keys in determining the quality of life and longevity of your pet. You...

Climbing Objects & Multi-Level ...

Jun 6, 2013 by

We feel that multi-level ferret or rabbit cages, climbing branches, ramps, and ladders may be a good idea, but only if you take several precautions.  We recommend avoiding the above situations because providing more floor space with...

Heating Options

Jun 5, 2013 by

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,...

Bedding To AVOID

Jun 4, 2013 by

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 Plicatic...

Messy Wheels & Wheel Cleaning

May 28, 2013 by

Wheel Overview Our Hedgehog Wheel  Article describes the health and entertainment/enrichment benefits of providing your hedgehog with a wheel. As with most good things, there is a price and the price for providing your hedgehog a...

Hideouts & Snuggle Shacks

May 28, 2013 by

Hide Outs Hedgehogs sleep in burrows or other dark places in the wild. Almost every small animal will find a warm, cozy place to sleep and hide in order to stay warm and avoid predators. Most breeders believe it is beneficial for the...

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