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Old 05-14-2016, 04:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting a plastic utility bin to make the cage out of which obviously I will be putting lots of holes in for ventilation, just curious how to set up a CHE lamp on one of these.

Anyone with this type of cage have any pictures they can post of their setup. Any advice on the best way to heat these .
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have a bin cage, but there are plenty of great pics in the Cage Setup Examples thread. I'm sure there will be some that are similar to what you are going for (:

https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...-examples.html
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I don't use CHE with my plastic bins since plastic isn't as strong as the metal cages and melts really easily if the lamp tips. But I have seen people mount the lamps to the wall and be successful. If it gets too warm, I have a space heater.

Here's an old picture of my set up. I have an enormous igloo and used toilet pipes to connect everything to the wheel section haha. They work really well because not only are the sharp parts from cutting a hole in plastic completely covered up, but the two pieces lock into each other so I don't need to zip tie it. I also use bedding because my little Dexter and Kratos LOVE to dig, but you do whatever is best for you .
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Personally I would just get a lamp stand and have it over the cage. I had a bin cage for a while and it kept heat in so well! I didn't even have a lid on it because she never tried escaping as long as she had all her toys and such
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Cool, thanks guys.
We only have a 1L for both the hedgies (1 for each, own separate bin) for now but are planning to get another one and connect with the piping for more space.
We are getting them on Sunday so we are all very excited, I am a little nervous though
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Hedgehogs are solitary animals and should not be house together, ever. If you are getting to females they can have supervised playtime but that's it, makes are more likely to fight and male and female is a recipe for disaster, the female would be pregnant all the time, and that is not fair with her, the male would kill the babies and they will fight when not mating.

Please have the 2 bins but do not connect them and have a wheel, food and water bowls, heating system and light for each one of them.
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Hi Artemis
The 2 bins are for them to have 1 to themselves so they are not together.
Later on we would like to add another bin to each one to make it a bigger home for each of them. So eventually 2 1L bin for each 4 in total
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Hi Artemis
The 2 bins are for them to have 1 to themselves so they are not together.
Later on we would like to add another bin to each one to make it a bigger home for each of them. So eventually 2 1L bin for each 4 in total

That's great. A lot of new owners come in having 2 hedgies together and end up with dead babies that's why we always emphasize on that.
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Yeah when I 1st came on here we were under the assumption (thanks to pet store) that they like to be in pairs. Then I was told differently by peeps on here, so glad I found this forum. I have learned allot and I was given very wrong information about them so we would have done everything wrong.
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I'm glad that we have been able to help.

Looks like you are getting them from a pet store, I would suggest you take a good look at them before paying for them. Make sure they are not injured or sick in any way, if they sneeze even once, don't take that hedgie.

Recently we had one passed that was bought at a pet store and now there is another who is very sick also from a pet store and apparently, a lousy vet.
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