HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

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Smiller847
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HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by Smiller847 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:21 pm

I have a hedgehog named Teemo. After many tests we think he has a tumor pressing on his brain or spine causing him to not stand. His legs are functional, he has muscle, he can move them. Only he can't walk and he can't bring himself upright. I need help building a wheelchair that supports his entire body, to secure him in, that he is upright. My prototype failed miserably. Please email with any tips or if you are able to build one. Thank you!

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Re: HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by critters » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:38 am

:slant: Since a hedgie is so small could you adapt a wheeled toy? Also, it's not surprising that the first prototype wasn't so good. You can use what you learn and make another!

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Re: HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by Smiller847 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:49 pm

I haven't found a wheeled toy that will support his weight and give him a place to put his legs :| .

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Re: HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by critters » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:28 am

It takes a lot of creativity. I would walk through thrift and hardware stores building up my idea library before I finally came up with something I thought would work (and even that wasn't terrific).

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Re: HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by critters » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:28 am

PS--I like PVC a lot for little ones because it's SO easy to work with, and cheap, too.

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Re: HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by Smiller847 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:49 pm

I have been asking around but nothing that works has come up. Hedgehogs ball up so the fact he can retract his legs poses a problem too.

PVC is awesome but I think it may end up too heavy for him to move :/

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Re: HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by critters » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:34 am

I actually got to touch a hedgie an hour or so ago for the first time, and I see what you mean.

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Re: HEDGEHOG WHEELCHAIR

Post by pdgal » Wed May 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Maybe you could make a mini dolly out of a piece of wood, attach 4 wheel like objects, and then a belt of some sort? That way he could at least use his front paws to wheel himself around. This is an old post - so if you've found a solution I'd love to see it!

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