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Old 10-13-2018, 12:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As squirtle squirt says, the cage is smaller than it should be. I have read on google and people on this site have told me that the minimum size cage for any hedgehog would be 5feetx1.5feet (or 90cmx45cm) as hedgehogs like to walk atleast a good 3 miles every night.

Is Flora a Pygmy hedgehog? If she is, a pulse thermostat would be best for a CHE if you haven't already got one because it releases the heat in bursts quickly and maintains the needed heat/ temperature for your hedgehog. The themostat and CHE should go above the cage, either sitting on top of the cage (if the cage is metal) or hanging above the cage from the ceiling. The bedding sounds good and I don't think there is a problem with it.

About the toys, do you fit them into Flora's cage? If you do, you might want to consider having a separate play pen for her, as there would be more room for different toys and you could also clean your cage while she is in there (my own tactic). You will need to put some floor coverings on the ground because Flora will poop and pee quite a lot in there but otherwise you could add in whatever you like, hides, toys, whatever you think she would like to play with.

You also mentioned you need certain hedgehog toy ideas. You don't need to spend loads of money on toys for Flora as there are lots of different DIY toys you can use. She will be entertained with ping pong ball, other small balls, toilet paper roll or kitchen paper roll or she will even play with toy cars ( they like to push them around). If, for some reason, you can't or don't want to do DIY's ( even though I recommend them) you can buy cheap toys in a local pet store. If there aren't any toys specifically for hedgehogs then you could purchase some rodent toys, but do know that hedgehogs AREN'T rodents, some people get confused with this as they are very similar.

But anyway I am glad you have settled in well with Flora and hope these work for you!
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