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Old 03-11-2016, 03:04 PM United Kingdom
rita123 rita123 is offline
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Default do they need wood to chew on

ok, not sure if i need to put wood in the house for hedgie to chew on, do they need to chew to keep their teeth in check.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:48 PM United States
Tansy Tansy is offline
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No. Hedgehogs are not rodents, and do not need to continually wear their teeth down like a rabbit or guinea pig. Hedgehogs are from the subfamily Erinaceinae, and are insectivores. So your hedgie would much prefer the occasional mealworm to a block of wood!
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:50 PM United States
Spiky_Floof<3 Spiky_Floof<3 is offline
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no, some wood is even poisonous for them to eat. Their teeth do not keep growing
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