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Old 06-14-2014, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So hey guys. I currently have 3 hogs (soon to have 4!) and I have put ALL their cages, cage liners, the many, many toys, food/treats, even bath time stuff inside my walk in closet that is a long rectangle about 38" wide and I will have to get the length in the morning. Their current housing is those itty-bitty guinea pig cages, that barely have enough room for their wheels and hidey houses. I was going to order 2 double critter nations, but then I took my measurements and that plan failed, I would only be able to open to doors half way . The struggles. Anyway I was looking at other types of caging and saw c&c cages, I thought "oh, that looks easy. I bet I can do that." Me nor my father have the mental ability to build an "easy" cage. Like seriously, that was the most challenging thing ever. I only wasted about $100 dollars (I sold the cubes on craigslist, and threw away the chloroplast.) I am looking for a cage with less diy, I guess. I thought about making some bin cages, those seem nice. My hedgie, sprinkles loves to dig up ANYTHING that isn't nailed down to the floor (or binder clipped ) , so I wouldn't be able to use the fleece liners without her burrowing under them. I have OCD so I have 4 sets of the exact same cage liners, cuddle cups, bowls, hidey houses, matching wheels, even towels for after bath time. So one cage, couldn't be different then the others. I can't afford to buy the yesterdays news, or care fresh for anything bigger than their litter pans. I am allergic to aspen so I can't use that. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hm....Having the length of the closet would help. Height would be good as well, as I wonder if stacking cages might be an option?

http://www.petco.com/product/113058/...-Pig-Cage.aspx This cage might be something you could use. The only thing is it doesn't look like there's a larger door on the top of the cage, and I can't tell if the front door looks like it'd be big enough to get the wheels in/out. It may be that you'd need to detach the wire part from the metal base to get the wheels out for cleaning, which would mean you couldn't stack them. Still, may be a possibility.

There's also this cage, which some people have used and really like - http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/ca...pfm%3Dcategory This one would probably depend on how much length the closet has to it. If you only have enough room for two of these, perhaps you could use the cage divider and make it more solid, then put a hedgehog on either side? I know the downsides I've seen from this cage include that the floor is just canvas, so it's hard to move by picking it up if you have everything still in the cage. It's also on the wide side, which could make it difficult to get into the room or get into the cages.

http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/ca...pfm%3Dcategory Another, may also have stacking possibilities.

http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/ca...pfm%3Dcategory And another, a little bit shorter if length is a problem with the previous one. Can't tell if the wheels come off or not, so not sure if it could be stacked (or if the front door is large enough to get a wheel out through).

I hope maybe one of those might help, or give you some ideas on what to look for! Let us know the length & height when you have a chance to get the measurements, that may help with suggestions.
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I just have a question, if you don't have enough room to give them bigger cages as it is...why are you getting another one? I would just keep the 3 I have and put the money I saved by not getting a 4th into bigger cages for the 3.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, I also have to wonder. If you are housing your hedgehogs in "itty-bitty guinea pig cages, that barely have enough room for their wheels and hidey houses", why are you even considering a fourth?
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Hm....Having the length of the closet would help. Height would be good as well, as I wonder if stacking cages might be an option?

http://www.petco.com/product/113058/...-Pig-Cage.aspx This cage might be something you could use. The only thing is it doesn't look like there's a larger door on the top of the cage, and I can't tell if the front door looks like it'd be big enough to get the wheels in/out. It may be that you'd need to detach the wire part from the metal base to get the wheels out for cleaning, which would mean you couldn't stack them. Still, may be a possibility.

There's also this cage, which some people have used and really like - http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/ca...pfm%3Dcategory This one would probably depend on how much length the closet has to it. If you only have enough room for two of these, perhaps you could use the cage divider and make it more solid, then put a hedgehog on either side? I know the downsides I've seen from this cage include that the floor is just canvas, so it's hard to move by picking it up if you have everything still in the cage. It's also on the wide side, which could make it difficult to get into the room or get into the cages.

http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/ca...pfm%3Dcategory Another, may also have stacking possibilities.

http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/ca...pfm%3Dcategory And another, a little bit shorter if length is a problem with the previous one. Can't tell if the wheels come off or not, so not sure if it could be stacked (or if the front door is large enough to get a wheel out through).

I hope maybe one of those might help, or give you some ideas on what to look for! Let us know the length & height when you have a chance to get the measurements, that may help with suggestions.

thanks for info, This is very useful
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I orderd a zoozone2 cage online. You should try it out!
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you're in the pickle where you want a fourth "baby" when your living in a 3 bedroom house. unfortunately, this ultimately means the other kids are gonna suffer. i'm not saying don't get your forth hedgie. just saying wait until you can figure something out with your current three. lots of members on this forum have multilevel c&c cages for housing more than one hedgie. look into this, ask around, get a plan, and once you feel confident, adding to your family sounds like a great idea. renovations first, baby second!
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it makes me feel bad when i see hedgies surviving in tiny cages... My boy was in a 4x2 foot cage with a 2nd floor for food and drink but it was still soo tiny he couldn't even run around. Bed bath and beyond 5 minutes from me was selling storage cubes so I built him a cage yesterday..
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Maybe you would like this: http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcost...uinea-pig-cage I believe you can add more room to this cage.
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Please check the dates on the original post - this thread is from a year ago & the OP hasn't been on in months. This thread shouldn't have been brought back up a couple months ago, since it can make things confusing for people.
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