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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sneezy Girls

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Our girls seemed to have started sneezing since we switched to using lab-grade aspen chips as bedding. I'm thinking that we should switch back to Carefresh because it doesnt' make them sneeze.

We have had aspen chips before and it didn't make them sneeze, so maybe its just this specific brand.

Their hay was also changed from Timothy to Fresh Meadow, so it could maybe be the little tiny bits of hay as well making them sneeze.

I don't think they're sick with a cold because they're all behaving like they normally do except for the occasional string of sneezes.

Does anyone else have sneezy squirrels?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 02:03 PM
 
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Haha, when I first saw this I thought it said Sleezy Girls.

Sorry, don't have sneezy squirrels or any squirrels actually. Not much help.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 02:42 PM
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Maybe that brand is dusty? Some brands are lower quality then others.




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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've been thinking that!

They stop sneezing when we move them to their temp. hamster cage for a cleaning.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 03:30 PM
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I agree it sounds like either the new brand you are using is dusty and irritating them or they have an allergic reaction to one of the new products

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Thanks! I'll try Carefresh but they really love the Meadow Hay. I've never seen them eat hay so fast!
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I would change the bedding first and see how they get on, it might have nothing to do with the hay. If after swapping the bedding the sneezing still continues then i would leave the hay off and see if that helps. Try shaking the hay before giving it to them, this can sometimes help remove dust

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