Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum - Reply to Topic
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Thread: I know it's not big enough. But it's all I have Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-26-2015 03:11 PM
ellarose Yes, CSW is the best option. I have my lovely sparkly blue and Gus goes mad over it. Easy cleaning, sturdy, VERY silent unless the metal piece gets wet but it even comes with spare parts, affordable for most and well worth your money. It's the right size and overall just perfect for your hog.
01-12-2015 05:54 PM
ilovebailey1617 It's actually not bad I've had one before but for less money under $60 you could make a 2x4 c&c cage with a stand and storage underneath.thats what I just made for my little girl.i got the 6 pack of cubes at Kmart for 21 each,the Coroplast at Home Depot for $14, and zip ties at Walmart for like $2-3.and it has soo much room it's huge my Bailey runs and plays all night long.Plus I have tons of extra grids left for a lid.http://t.homedepot.com/p/COROSPLAST-...1&str_nbr=0253 here's the link for the Coroplast http://www.kmart.com/stor-floor-stan...1&blockType=G1 and here's the link for the cube storage grids.
01-06-2015 06:12 AM
sandeyes13 Its a fine sized cage for a normal sized hedgie, IMO. We have the same sized ones for our guys, and they do just fine. We actually have the same one (with level and everything) for our larger hedgie male, and he likes it just fine. We have his CHE zip-tied to the front, and use the hay-feeder on the outside as storage for various nicknacks like toys and such for him. I personally like the wires for attaching the comfort wheels to, because you can adjust the wall to make sure the wheel clears the sides, and is pretty quiet.

In terms of the level/hut thing, I personally wouldn't worry about it too much. I know I might catch flack for this, as eel always hear about the dangers of levels for out little guys, but in terms of the two hedgies we have, we have had them use the levels, and they rather enjoy them. This level is steeper than the one in my little girls cage (She has a living world eco-lodge), but for a larger hedgie the height isn't any different than if he tries to climb the plastic and reach the bars. I know our boy doesn't use his level very often, but he enjoys sleeping in the inside of it during the day because it does provide a nice hiding area.
As far as my girl goes, she loves her 2nd level. She figured out the stairs in a snap, and will run on her wheel, then hop off, run up the level, and sit there are watch everything outside of her cage before running back to the wheel. She just slides down the smooth parts when she's in a hurry. And the little bowl-holders are awesome for putting smooth pebbles in to hide mealworms in, so they can forage.
I think the level options for these cages are safer than some of the other options out here (these ones do, after all, have 3 sides technically "enclosed", and a set up that deters falls in practice), but then again, this is just my opinion. I know my guys are ledge-savvy, and aren't keen on hopping off any edges anytime soon, but I also know that not all hedgehogs are so inclined, lol.

In the short of it, I think your cage will be just fine. Your little girl will love it!
09-28-2014 05:50 PM
Draenog Rabbits need a huge enclosure, a lot of people just keep them in tiny cages.
I think this size is okay for a hedgehog, it's a little small, but it'll do. It's not too bad. The small one is definitely too tiny imo but I know it's more acceptable in the US. Minimum recommended size here is 20 x 40 inch.
09-28-2014 01:05 PM
Prickerz The small size is 4 sq. ft. So technically yes, she could live comfortably in there. But he has only had dogs before. I am teaching him! Lol
When I explained that they are more active than guinea pigs and rabbits I think he began to understand though...
09-27-2014 11:53 AM
gracefulchaos01 Ask your boyfriend how he would feel about living full time in a 6x6 closet.
09-27-2014 10:50 AM
Prickerz I just wanted to say the cage arrived and after six cuss words, many grunts, and one almost walk away, I got it together! My boyfriend thinks I should have gone with the even smaller size, but I think it will be perfect!
I am SO excited to bring my new baby home!
09-25-2014 04:09 PM
lilsurfergrlsp Larry T is pretty good about shipping his wheels fast. You should get it about 2-3 days after you ordered it.
09-25-2014 03:42 PM
Prickerz I pick her up October 5th and I really can't wait!
I do have a play pen ready to go too! I just hope the bucket wheel comes in time....
09-25-2014 07:28 AM
gracefulchaos01 my cages are all about the same size. I don't love it, and I don't think they do either, however the cage does the job, it is big enough, barely, and as long as you let your little one out regularly for some running around time, it should be just fine until that time when you are able to upgrade. You can definitely get a bucket type wheel and hook it to the side. I actually have my two bucket wheels from Larry actually on their original stands, and weirdly they don't take up much more space. I have to keep them on their stands because they need to be able to tilt otherwise hedgies fall out
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 PM.



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.
PetGuide.com
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