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12-30-2010 02:26 PM
SilPai
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

Thanks everyone. =D

I saw some of the cages were made by the owners themselves, and I actually have the materials for it, but the open cage design isn't a good option for me. (We recently adopted a cat. She's a total sweetheart. Sleeps all day, and if she's not sleeping, she's cleaning herself. She's a little princess. xD) Maybe once I have my own cat-free place.

Fleece and fabric is cheap enough, so perhaps I could design something myself? That sounds like a fun project.

Thanks for all the advice, it's really greatly appreciated.
12-30-2010 02:19 PM
abrowndog
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

The fleece inside the super fleece tent is not so great. I loved this set and bought them and promptly had to throw them away as my little Priss got the fleece wrapped around her feet, in her quills and I thinking ate quite a bit of it. NOT GOOD!

As mentioned, fleece is the way to go as far as liners. Buy it cheap on sale and cut it to fit. I shake out the fleece nightly, throw it in the wash and put in new, no allergins for the kid or the hog and nothing to vacuum up. LOVE IT!
12-30-2010 01:59 PM
LarryT
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

Walmart has the cheapest FN's
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Midwest-Pets- ... d/14317988
12-30-2010 01:21 PM
Nancy
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

There are better cages for around the same price. The Ferret Nation is an awesome cage and the loft can fairly easily be made hedgehog safe. Having full front opening doors make it very easy to clean and access hedgie. There are a few threads on here showing Ferret Nation cages that people have.
12-30-2010 01:04 PM
SilPai
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

I like some of those loft ideas. =D I could definitely make a fun project out of making the cage perfect for a hedgie.
12-30-2010 12:58 PM
SilPai
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

Thanks a lot. I'll definitely check these out.
12-30-2010 12:48 PM
RWatkins
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

You should consider a larger cage then. I have a tommy 120. the CSW is pretty large, but amazing. If you want a second level, you should have walls that run to the top of the cage on both the level and the ramp to prevent falling. You also need to consider heat getting under the second level. One of the links I put in was cage setup examples. There are a lot of "lofts" to look at on there.
12-30-2010 12:46 PM
RWatkins
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

Here are a couple topics because I am bored at work:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8574&p=72777&hilit=fleece+bedd ing#p72777
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4844
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=71
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1860

Enjoy the reading Welcome to the Forums and Congrats on your future Hedgie!
12-30-2010 12:35 PM
SilPai
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

Thanks. I sort of like having the idea of more floor space though, so perhaps I could modify the second level/ramp to have a barrier to prevent accidents?

The Carolina Storm Wheel was actually one I'd been looking at. It seems very sturdy and well made.

The fleece lining idea sounds good, actually. Interchangeable, washable. Anything that saves money sounds good with me.

Once again, thanks for the advice.
12-30-2010 12:29 PM
RWatkins
Re: New soon-to-be hedgehog owner looking for housing advice. :)

All of these questions can be answered by searching. Most here use fleece for bedding. The ramp and second level could be a hazard though. hedgies have bad depth perception and fall a lot.

For a wheel. ALWAYS get the CAROLINA STORM WHEEL from LarryT on this forum. I can not promote this product enough. Super fast shipping, and worth every penny. the 300+ positive reviews support my opinion.
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