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Old 08-23-2010, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I've been thinking of rescuing a second little guy. Aside from the little bit of freaking out about finding time and money (time is still an issue, but fortunately money is coming in the form of a student loan and a new job) I feel okay about it. I've been meaning to upgrade Pepper's cage anyway, so I will have a second cage. (It's not as big as I'd like, but this guy is a baby right now, and it's better than the tiny tank his in.) My question is this: can I stack the cages? I have one space on the floor big enough for the cage I want to get Pepper, and there's really nowhere else to put a cage. Of course, this would happen after the quarantine, I'd find somewhere to put him before that. (Probably on the middle of the coffeetable or something.) Since they'd both be males, would this stress anyone out?

Also, any reassurance that having two isn't that big a deal would be appreciated.

Oh, one more thing. A question for people with rental experience- I'm in my first apartment so I don't know a lot. When I moved here, I only had one cat, and my landlord is a slumlord anyway, so he doesn't really care. When I move, would I have trouble finding a place that would accept two cats and two hedgies? I do live with my boyfriend right now, which makes it look a little less crazy, but if I'm looking for a place on my own is it likely that one more hedgehog would tip the scale enough to make me look unappealing, as a student with four pets? I know a lot of people would think a student can't afford to properly take care of all that, but surprisingly, I can. I just manage my money really well and instead of spending extra on booze, I spend it on my pets.

Anyway, thoughts?
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For the pets in your apt issue...

It depends on what your local bylaws are. I know here in Ontario a landlord can tell you that you can't have certain pets, but according to the tennant act you can't get forced out of your apt just for having pets. I can see not having a heard of cats, or a bunch of large dogs in an apt, that would just be cruel, but a few smaller pets that are well taken care of shouldn't be an issue.

But in searching out my first apt, I mentioned I had a cat, but didn't mention my turtle or gerbil at the time as I didn't know how they'd react. They never minded, and neither did the new owners, they actually always want to see the cats and talk to the turtle.
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Stacking them, it just depends on what kind of cage they are and how sturdy, if they are plastic bottomed, wire topped cages I see no problem (as long as you have no issues heating). I'm blanking out on what other cage types there are but I don't think you'd have too much of a problem, just make sure they are secure.



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Old 08-24-2010, 01:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if you do stack, please post pics... i've thought about that too.

i think having two hogs is great.
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All my cages are stacking. Think bookcase with drop down doors. If you can find a decent sized melamine bookcase, it is easy to turn it into a cage condo using the cube grids for doors.
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I was thinking about stacking too. I have a table I think may be big enough & was thinking of putting one cage under it & one on top. So that's another idea.
And as far as having 2 hedgies. So far I am LOVING it. Quarantine is a bit of a pain, but I have a routine. Every night get out Cholla first, then later Zoey. Keep those clothes out for the next morning, put back on the same clothes I used the night before, check on Zoey, clean her cage, fresh food, hold her for a minute. Take a shower & put on clean clothes, check on Cholla, clean his cage, change food & hold him for a minute. Repeat.
I am really enjoying the completely different personalities of each. I think it also does help if there are 2 of you, but that wouldn't be a deterent for me to do it alone.



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It depends on what your local bylaws are. I know here in Ontario a landlord can tell you that you can't have certain pets, but according to the tennant act you can't get forced out of your apt just for having pets. I can see not having a heard of cats, or a bunch of large dogs in an apt, that would just be cruel, but a few smaller pets that are well taken care of shouldn't be an issue.
Quebec's law are pretty similar but sadly, I was once too stupid to tell we (me and my boyfriend at the time) had a chinchilla and a hedgehog and the landload went crazy. We told her they are caged animal and it wasn't dangerous like a tanrantula she wouldn't ear it. We could have went to the Tennant and Landload board and complain but we had to find an appartment ASAP. No I don't disclose it and it's never been a problem.
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Also, depending on what kind of cage you have and if you'd consider getting another, the Ferret Nation 142 has two stacking cages that works very well. I've used mine as two cages, and also as one cage and one storage area. If you don't set up the shelves as lofts you can leave them in the cages and just set supplies on them too.



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