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Old 11-03-2019, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is acid free foam board good for preventing hedgehogs to climb out?

Just saw my hedgehog climb on the sides of the cage and im freaked out.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have a c&c cage or just a regular pet store wire cage?
If its c&c, you can either cover the inner sides of the cage with fleece or cardboard.
You could do the same with any wire cage.
My Peggy loved to climb her cage too for the first few months and then she grew out of it. So it might just be a phase.
As for your original question, I wouldnt really use foam board because the little pieces can chip or get scratched/bitten off, which could be pretty bad if it ends up in the cage. So I would just use a blanket, fleece or cardboard. Theyre a lot less expensive and easier to replace then foam.
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In addition to concerns already mentioned, I'd be worried that urine will soak into it and you'll have to replace it very frequently to keep build up from happening. Finding something that is cheaper to replace or more easily cleaned would be better. Coroplast is commonly used, but if cut incorrectly urine can seep inside and it gets very stinky. You could even try a thick plastic table cloth cut into strips, or something similar to weave between the bars or tie to the cage.

With that said, something for you to think about....how big is your cage and what is inside of it? Some hedgehogs will just climb, but a hedgehog who is bored will as well. Sometimes we see a climber stop that behavior once they are given a larger cage and/or more things to do within the cage to occupy their time.
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