By now you all know Gatsby my hedgehog.
What you don’t know is that my parents are thinking about getting a hedgehog after falling in love with my little guy.
So, since I was writing this up for them I thought that I would post it here to help anyone else looking at adopting a spiky little friend.
9a.m. – I get up and go over to Gatsby’s cage to check to see if he pooped, how much he ate, how much he drank and check the temperature
8p.m. – clean Gatsby’s wheel and take out any soiled litter
9p.m. – take Gatsby out for play time. (This lasts for up to two hours and depends on how long I have to spend with him, the night of the week, how much homework I have and how he’s behaving.)
11p.m.- fill up the food dish, fill water if needed, check temperature, refill litter (if needed) and put Gatsby back into his cage to take a nap.
Replace all litter, clean out litter pan with disinfectant, wash food and water dishes with soap, give a foot bath and change fleeces (normally done 3 times a week).
A full bath, deep clean all of the cage, run fleeces through the washer three times and check heating system to make sure nothing is broken.