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Indecisive Squirrel
Apr 28, 2009


Ugh this makes me so sad. I donít think youíre wrong to be worried as it sounds like there is neglect or at the very least, your new roommate is a lovely pet owner.

Iíve never owned a hedgehog, but if theyíre like other small pets/rodents they need constant access to water at the minimum. When I had a hamster growing up, I also made sure she had some kind of food in her habitat and then would give her snacks like veggies or yogurt chips from time to time. The poor thing needs some kind of stimulation too, as Iím sure it gets bored hanging out in itís dirty cage.

As for the cats, a few toys wouldnít hurt anyone. They probably ďjust sleepĒ because they donít have any interaction. Iím happy to hear that the one has taken to you. Poor baby just needs some love.

This situation is kind of hard to approach, but maybe ask your roommate if heíd mind you getting some cheap cat toys (like catnip mice, crinkle balls, or pom pom balls). A small investment of <$5 might mean the world to these kitties. Additionally, you could approach him and say that you were researching ways to try and help with their and the hedgehogs care, and found out that they need (insert vet recommendation here about goof & social interaction) and see what he says.

Hopefully thatís enough to get something rolling.

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