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Old 07-08-2010, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can a hedgehog use the hamster tubes and cages as long as their are no wire bottoms or are the too large for the tubes?

Also, where do you buy the coroplast? I am currently using Aspen shavings?
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, hamster cages and tubes are way too small for hedgehogs. Here is a link to the cage setup thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1860
You can buy it at Lowe's and/or Home Depot, sometimes you need to ask for corrugated plastic instead of coroplast. Also, you might want to switch to fleece liners instead of shavings, they are easy to clean and do not cause respiratory problems.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Where can I find fleece liners?
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fleece is sold at all fabric stores. You can buy a few yards and cut peices to fit the size of your cage, there should be a couple of layers of fleece for a liner. You should sew the two pieces of fleece together to make the "liner."
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks. Gia, my hedgehog, is currently living in the aquarium she came with. Someone suggest a different cage. What type of cage...most cages I have seen have wire bottoms. How big? I would have no idea how to build a loft. Wish I could just buy one ready made.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ferret Nation cages are great cages. You can buy one online at Walmart, but they do not have them in the stores. Also, here is another cage that would work if you remove the wire bottom, you can get the large or X-large[preferred]: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... oduct+Type
Again, you do not need a loft, some hedgehogs won't even use them.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just found this one on CL..What do you think
http://nashville.craigslist.org/pet/1828790482.html
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Also found this on CL for $50
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... n=Pet+Type

Which one would be best?
Thank you so much.
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The second one [$50 one] would be best. Can you email the seller and ask for the dimensions of the cage and post them here when you find out?
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sure..thanks
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