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Old 09-12-2019, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Cage Money Can Buy in the US

Hi Everyone,

I'll be getting my hedge in the next few weeks and want to be prepared well for his arrival. I purchased the Critter Nation cage and made a custom tray with high sidings for it, but I was told that's too small.

What do you recommend I buy? Space is not an object, and money is not an object. What's the absolute best cage to buy in the US (ideally online so I can get it shipped to my home)?

Thank you!
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Martin! So exciting to hear about your future addition. There’s sooo much we could say on this topic, but here’s my two sense.

If you’re looking for something premade/no work/easy, I’d recommend a Midwest Guinea Habitat. It’s 8 square feet, which is a good sized cage for a hedgehog, it’s easy to assemble, cheap, and can be attached to additional enclosures if you’d like to expand in the future. This is what I currently have for Christina, so I’m personally a big fan. (I also recommend going to since you’re in the USA to find as many supplies as you can at the best price with free 1-2 day shipping).

If you’re into diy, c&c enclosures are awesome! It’s a build it yourself kind of deal; you’d get the wire panels and clips to design the layout however you’d like and you could use something as simple as a coroplast sheet to line the bottom and sides. I don’t have much experience with these kinds of set ups, but I’ve heard it tends to be cheaper in the long run especially if you ever want to upgrade the size/change the layout!

Feel free to ask any other questions you have on here, and search through the site to read more about specific topics already discussed 🙂
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I’d definitely recommend C&C cages over the midwest; they’re the largest commercially available enclosure you can buy. You can chose to make one yourself, or you can order a kit online that is super easy to put together. A 3 x 2 C&C is the minimum, but i’d recommend choosing at least a 4 x 2 C&C (or larger). Hedgehogs are super active animals and will appreciate the extra space! Just keep in mind that the larger your set up, the more heat set ups you may require - if the room your hog is in isn’t warm, a room heater is often required (in addition to a heat lamp) to keep temps stable.
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