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Old 09-02-2019, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just upgraded my rats cage today, and I'm left with their old one. I was wondering if it would be a good cage for Pablo, or if it would be dangerous for him. The picture isn't of my cage, but it's the exact same one. My rats always had a lot of fun running up and down the ramps, and I was thinking Pablo may as well. But since I'm still learning, I need to ask a lot of questions about a lot of different things.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont know the size but even if the correct size it would need a lot of modifying to make it safe.

The sides of the cage will need something to stop climbing. The ramps will need complete changing. And the level look wired too with means they will need something sturdy and solid no gaps and they will need sides to prevent falling from the level.
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Multiple level cages are very dangerous for hedgehogs because of their poor eyesight. Hedgehogs will likely fall right off and injure themselves. Any upper level has to be completely enclosed on all sides. And even then some hedgehogs refuse to learn how to use them.
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It's all wired. The platforms are about half inch spacing on the wire, and the ramps are the same. For my rats I always kept a couple sweatshirts in there to give them a soft base, but if it's too dangerous, then I'm not risking it.
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It would be an injury waiting to happen. Its not very well suited for a hedgehog.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Some offer lofts to hedgehogs in C&C cages & Critter Nations, but few seem to utilise them. If you were to use this cage, like already mentioned a lot of modifying would be involved. For starters; If you did want to grant him access to the level, you’d have to close it in to prevent him from running/climbing over the edge. The bars above would all have to be covered; bored hedgehogs often climb bars and if he were to climb and fall from that height, it could very well be fatal.

The doors also look like they’d be a nightmare for fitting a bucket wheel through, but that could just be the pictures making them look smaller than they are.

All that aside, the cage just doesn’t look big enough for a hog. I don’t know the dimensions, but just going off the pictures it doesn’t look huge. Keep in mind that hedgehogs are very active animals who need large enclosures; the bare minimum is 8 square feet, but it’s advisable to go even larger than this if you can.
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