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Old 10-02-2019, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I’m looking to upgrade my hedgehogs home right now as it is a bit on the small side.. I’m interested in c&c cages as they are cheap and easy to set up: But my only concern is that my hedgehog Peggy loves to climb: out of the tub, on her cage walls, on my clothes, on pillows, etc. I’m positive that she will climb out of the c&c cage because of their open top. Is this just a phase? She’s still pretty young, only a few months. Has anyone else had climbing hedgies? Thanks!
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My old hedgehog (Rest In Peace) LOVED to climb. I made him a c&c cage, securely closed it and put a top on that I could remove, he only got out the first night (my fault) but not after that.
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Some hogs love to climb. Regardless of whether or not yours is a climber, you should always have a secure lid on the cage. It only takes them doing it once for something bad to happen. C&C cages have some easy solutions for lids though. I used wire shelves like you would put in a closet on mine. If you look back at my posts, you should see pictures of it.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have a hedgehog who will climb regardless of the size of the enclosure (as it can often be a sign of boredom, and that their cage isnt big enough!), then the safest thing to do is cover the cage bars. Putting a lid on a cage only solves the issue of escaping; but they can still climb, fall down, and end up hurting themselves - they are terrestrial animals after all. You can wrap the inside of the enclosure in fleece, or even make high coroplast sides. But a hedgehog should not be allowed to climb the bars of their enclosure, so regardless of what you choose, the bars need to be covered in some way.
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Our Gracie kept climbing out of her C&C cage too. We ended up lining the sides with smooth cardboard that extended just out of her reach. And our biggest climber, Durin is kept in a plastic storage tote from Wal-mart with smooth sides. These cages are a bit small but each of them gets to run around the floor a fully hog-proofed room on alternate nights so it's not such a big deal.
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