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Old 02-27-2010, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I got to thinking about cage size and was wondering if a cage can be too big? I understand about cleaning and liners, and there was ample space for a cage, can it be too big? I'm guessing it would have to be a c&c cage, too.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't really know what I'm talking about, but I would guess that it can't be too big. I guess it would depend on how big the cage is. How big is it?
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One drawback with a BIG cage is having to heat the entire cage. If your going use a CHE you may need more than one setup to keep it warm.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay thanks, just curious. I don't have a hedgie yet, so no cage.
I had this crazy idea of a hedgehog mansion in a like a 10x10 room [all to its own, heated properly] with c&c cage walls everywhere and fleece drapings, like a castle!
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That sounds intense! Hahaha.Well, I think that if you properly heat it and everything, your future hedgehog would really enjoy that!!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hahaha Yeah it was! But I don't think that big of a cage would be feasible for anyone, it would be awesome though!
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You might find that if your hedgie has that much space to roam, it might get less social with you- that's the effect I've gotten from giving mice or rats far more room than is generally accepted for one, they get more wild.

Not saying that would for-sure happen, but just a thought.



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Old 02-28-2010, 12:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Never thought of it in that way, thanks LG!
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Wow, I never thought of that either! If you have a room that big, maybe you could just have the cage in one corner and then have the rest for play-time. That way he could still roam and stuff.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Oh, I wish I had a separate room. No castle for me.
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