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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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i have a lone degu LiLy, (due to the passin of a cagemate) and a hedgehog, Sir Herbert ... can i introduce the two into a common living quarter? or will this yeild disasterous results?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 06:13 AM
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This will yield a disastrous result, probably ending with the injury of one of your animals.

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I don't think it's a good idea to put them together.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 06:21 PM
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It would definitely yeild disasterous results. One is a rodent, one is an insectivore. They have completely different living requirements and would almost certainly kill eachother.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 05:37 AM
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Do not put them together.

Cohabiting animals should be left to the experienced and even then its risky.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 09:50 AM
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I dont think that's a good idea.
Two totally different animals, that need totally different habitats and food..
(Somebody said that, sorry...)
They could give each other diseases!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 11:51 AM
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Yes, many animals have different parasites naturally in their feces, and it would be very likely the other would catch them.
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