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maddi

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PostSubject: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:52 pm

I am hoping to get a hedgehog at some point soon so I have started to think about the thing I need to buy (best done over a little while as it all adds up!)

So far on the list I have
- Vivarium
- Heating device and thermostat
- Food bowls and food plus water bowl
- Wheel (already sorted)
- Bedding
- Fleece (to make fleecy liners)
- Toys

Are there any specific other things you would include? Do many people leave toys in with hedgehogs to play with? if so what sort do they like best or is it an individual hedgehog thing? What sort of toys do they like to have outside of the cage? I have a playpen that I can let the hedgehog out in for roaming time Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:58 pm

Some of mine ignore toys whilst others take them to bed with them - very much an individual thing - you can get the tunnels from pets at home - they like running through them as well. Outside of their home, wheel - they just love to run on their wheels x
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:28 am

Wheels are the best toy a hedgehog can have...lol
And comfort....hogs like comfort and warmth.
Love mushy fresh food...Smile
Hogs love metal...? Don't ask me why....but most of mine like to attack my rings and body jewellery...?!

When buying bowls think about shallow but big....coz iv bought bowls in the past, and they constantly get tipped over.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:39 am

Brilliant advice as usual ladies Smile I have a few piercings but don't usually wear rings so I might be safe! Looking forward to getting my vivarium all set up!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:43 am

Leather watch straps are another favourite as well x
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:48 am

I tend to find random things for toys....like McDonald toys, maybe an old leather strap.

Foraging trays with mealies, scrap fleeces, or a mixture stuff you get in pets at home.
Also some hogs like chinchilla sand....I havnt tried that tho...could be messy your male hogs...it sticks to their bits apparently.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:39 pm

McDonalds beanies - Nick collected loads when he was younger and we have kept them, Sorrel takes her doggie one to bed with her.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting ready for a new arrival...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:44 pm

Ody likes to sleep in an igloo...when he's not grumping sleepign outisde. Doubt you really need one though, but is handy in the winter to keep a bit of heat in where they sleep, and draughts out.

Ody is not interested in toys, but Emo used to like to chase his canvas jingly ball around when he had broken his flying saucer wheel, before I got him one of Larry's. Iori liked to climb over his teddy and mouse, and now and then moved his little green shiny soft ball about.

Emo also quite liked one of those little kongs when he was in the playpen, with a mealworm hidden inside. Smile
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