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Old 10-14-2016, 05:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally upgraded Sir Wigglemunch's cage originally he was in a 3ft x 1.4ft which I was told was an okay size, but his bed, wheel and litterpan just took up so much space I felt sorry for the poor guy... So I've been saving since I bought him and finally managed to afford a 3.8ft x 2ft vivarium with a matching cabinet- so not only is there an extra 1.4ft of floor space for him but it just looks so much better than keeping that old viv on my shoddy computer table.



I've also purchased some finacard and paperlits which are a godsend! I've never used substrate before because nothing I found in the shops was suitable, even carefresh wasn't 100% recommended (also the stuff smelt so potent when he peed in it, even after just 1 day) so I just ended up laying paper down for him which was neglecting his need to snuffle and forage.

Saying that, I've yet to put the finacard in yet, the paper I lay to protect the wood of the viv just slides around too much, so I didn't want the card getting under the paper along with faeces and urine. I ended up purchasing a cheap yoga mat (12) which should arrive today, which I intend to cut and lay on the bottom of the cage before spreading the finacard on top. He's litter trained so hopefully this means I'll only have to spot clean around his litter tray where it may spill out sometimes.

I'm aiming to post some update pics tonight. Just thought I'd share as I'm very excited and happy to see that he has so much more room to explore
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This looks pretty cool! I am in need of updating Reggies vivarium. Where did you get this vivarium from? I have been looking at one similar, want to compare price etc

Do you have a link please?

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This looks pretty cool! I am in need of updating Reggies vivarium. Where did you get this vivarium from? I have been looking at one similar, want to compare price etc

Do you have a link please?
Hi there,

I live in the UK, so I'm not sure if this will be helpful (just presuming, as most people I come across on here are from the US )
But just in case, I got it from here: Reptile Centre and I paid 318 for the Vivarium & Cabinet Combo, a new heat set up which included a slim 100W CHE, Bulb Holder, Reflector and Heat Guard, and a box of mealworms, so I think the price was very reasonable compared to what I've seen in stores

I couldn't actually quite afford it at the time, so I ended up getting it out on 0% finance if I pay it back in a year with just a deposit of 31- my fault really, I was a bit impatient and should have waited until my next payslip ... but with Christmas coming up I thought I'd rather pay 24 a month for a year (less than my mobile contract) than 318 outright. Also, it was worth seeing my hedgie really enjoy all that extra room he has
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Hi there,

I live in the UK, so I'm not sure if this will be helpful (just presuming, as most people I come across on here are from the US )
But just in case, I got it from here: Reptile Centre and I paid 318 for the Vivarium & Cabinet Combo, a new heat set up which included a slim 100W CHE, Bulb Holder, Reflector and Heat Guard, and a box of mealworms, so I think the price was very reasonable compared to what I've seen in stores

I couldn't actually quite afford it at the time, so I ended up getting it out on 0% finance if I pay it back in a year with just a deposit of 31- my fault really, I was a bit impatient and should have waited until my next payslip ... but with Christmas coming up I thought I'd rather pay 24 a month for a year (less than my mobile contract) than 318 outright. Also, it was worth seeing my hedgie really enjoy all that extra room he has
Yeah I have noticed that this forum seem's to be mostly American I live in Crawley, West Sussex. Not too far from Brighton!

Oh wow that is actually pretty decent for everything you need, thank you. With the ones I have been looking at (viv exotic on swell reptiles), they just don't seem to be wide enough

I have thought about attempting to build my own, not sure how well that would turn out though aha or getting a custom made one.
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