I am considering buying a hedgehog. My hesitation is that about once a month I travel about four hours away by car to visit my dad. I usually leave late Thursday night and return Sunday late afternoon. Would a hedgehog be ok in a traveling crate for that long? Will the traveling be too stressful for him? Or, alternatively, would he be ok if left alone with food and water for that time?

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Travelling is fine, chances are he/she will be sleeping the entire time. I would recommend bringing her regular cage with you so she can stay in it during your visit, being cooped up in a travel crate wouldn't be very fun for her.

You can also leave her alone for the time and top up food and water though I would recommend having someone stop by in between to make sure she doesn't run out of anything, specifically water. Sometimes those bottles drip depleting the water supply very quickly.

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