Coroplast "igloo"/hut - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By nikki
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2015, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3
Default Coroplast "igloo"/hut

I am currently preparing for my first hedgie (so excited!) and am looking into igloo/hideaway options. I'd love something a bit more unique as I don't really care for the typical pet store igloos (they take up more space since they don't fit into the corner of the cage and most are partially see-through and don't block a lot of light).

I've seen the igloo covers and they're cute, but not my thing, also I'd like to avoid sewn objects because of the threads.

I've seen a few people who have made wooden huts and I like the customization possible, but want to avoid using wood because of the possibility of mites and the difficulty of cleaning it if(when) it gets soiled.

I'd like to make one of these huts out of coroplast instead of wood. I'm not exactly sure yet how I would construct it but I'm thinking of drilling holes in the coroplast and connecting the pieces with zip ties (which would be clipped to avoid eye-pokes).

I'd like to know if any of you have tried this before and have any advice/tips or if there are any reasons why you wouldn't recommend it?

My apologies for the long post, and thank you so much for your time and input, it's greatly appreciated!!

~ Defnyc
Defnyc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 03-31-2015, 10:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 139

Hmmm I've never heard of an igloo made of coroplast, but if you have an idea of how to make one you should go for it! Just make sure that it's hedgehog proof (nothing sticking out, no access to cable ties, etc). If you want something unique I'd check this one out, it was posted by another user it's pretty unique and seems very cozy but just keep in mind that it is pricey.
liam1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2015, 02:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
CourtneyLA's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 84

I've done this before! I just secured it with packing tape since it kept any possibly sharp edges at bay also. The one I made for Nina was easy to clean, but she didn't like sleeping in it since I left too big of an opening... she did, however, love to use it as a litter box and that's how she was litter trained lol.
CourtneyLA is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2015, 11:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3

Thank you guys so much for your input! I think I will go ahead and give it a shot! Here's hoping it doesn't end up as a litter box!
Defnyc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2015, 11:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
nikki's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,483

I just wanted to mention that felted material, like used in that link that was posted, isn't safe to use for hedgehogs. Its way to easy for their nails to get caught in it.
Lilysmommy likes this.
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2015, 08:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
hedgehogbella's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: London
Posts: 113

I recently ordered a product called "The Cube" from the website "Jellyhogs" . It's basically a cosy fleece cube with a hole for your hedgehog to enter and sleep in. Check it out!

hedgehogbella is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nail-clipping --> larger images from "Pet African Hedgehogs" fracturedcircle Health 11 12-31-2013 10:55 AM
Clark is hitting "awkward and annoying teen years" SouthernSweet Fun Stuff 1 01-21-2013 12:47 PM
"Super pet flat bac" water bottle shaylynk Housing & Accessories 6 04-19-2012 03:18 PM
1" of tape on front of Igloo as nesting box? SilverQuill Breeding & Babies Help 2 01-28-2010 09:01 PM
Is the cat food "Purina Kitten Chow" ok for hedgies? friendofelves Diet and Nutrition 2 05-02-2009 01:25 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum