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Old 12-30-2010, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
SilPai
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Unhappy New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

Hello, my name is Krysta. I'm looking to get a hedgehog in the near future, and spent a couple months doing research on their care, but I'm also looking for the opinions on current hedgie owners. Any advice is appreciated. ^_^

Anywho, I've spent some time compiling a list of things I am thinking of getting for my hedgie, as far as housing is concerned.

First off, the cage.
http://www.petco.com/product/108254/Sup ... esHabitats
I found this cage in the guinea pig housing section on Petco's website. I thought that this should provide ample space, and it has an overall nice look to it as well.

I have a wheel already picked out from a hedgehog supplier (I'll have to have it shipped, but that's no big deal.) But if anyone has some recommendations for wheels I could find at a local Petco/Petsmart, please don't hesitate to share.

For hiding places, I've found a few things, though a couple are small and may be more for decoration in the cage to suit my personal tastes.
http://www.petco.com/product/105868/Sup ... ent-105868
http://www.petco.com/product/10219/Smal ... ways-10219
http://www.petco.com/product/113977/PET ... way-113977
(The strawberry and acorn hideaways are the ones that are relatively small, but I thought they were just too cute to pass up for having them as plain decorations. Otherwise, any hideaways/sleeping sacks I'd buy would be from the guinea pig or chinchilla sections.)

That's all I have for links I'd like opinions for. But before I leave, I'd also like some opinions for bedding options. Currently, I have a snake (ball python), and I have aspen snake bedding from the company Zoo Med (this bedding here, http://zoomed.com/db/products/EntryDeta ... ntryID=126). Would this be a suitable choice for cage liner? Or should I find something more solid? Any and all recommendations are much appreciated. I want to make sure I can give my future hedgie the best home possible.

Thanks for reading!
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