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I am new to hedgies and am gradually doing everything good for them that I have learned here at HHC.

I have each of my hedgies in an 82c Tommy cage. They measure 32" long by 18" wide by 17" high. I have CWS wheels and they fit nicely as far as height goes but they take up a lot of floor space and one hedgie is VERY active. I have watched her run on the wheel, get off and run circles around the base of the wheel. I would like to give them both more room.

So I need some guidance. I want to buy a third cage and put it in between the two I have and then divide it in half and connect each half of that cage to one of the other cages with pvc tubes. I would use the middle divded cage for their wheels. This would give them much more floor space in their main cage for their igloos, water, food, and I could even use a litter pan under the wheels in the divided cage.

How would I cut holes into the bottom pan of the cage? I know I would cut the holes to match the diameter of the tubing but what do you cut the holes with? The plastic for the bottoms of the cage pans is thicker than storage box plastic.

Thank you!
 

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Why not just make and extra large c&c cage and put a divider down the middle? In the long run it would cost less and be alot less work.
 

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I'm happy with the tommy cages. Very very easy to clean and I already spent the money on both. So I need to work with a matching cage. Also they are on a rolling stand which is what is good for me in the location I have them. I just want to give each of them a bit more room.
 

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thank you so much Nancy for that link. That is exactly what I want to do with my Tommy cages. I will look everything over more closely and post here as I go along!
 

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I spent 3 hours at work :lol: sketching out my plans. I drew eveything and have a list of parts! I am going to use pvc pipe to connect the cages and dryer tubing to lead the hedgies up to the pipe. I cannot cut holes in the bottom of my cages because they are set into rolling stands. But I will be able to cut the wire part of the cage and put in the pipes then attach the dryer tubing to the pipes.

I'm very sure that I will be able to construct what I am planning so have gone ahead and ordered the third cage.

Next: trip to hardware store! Whoo hoo. Will share my experience with pics. :D
 
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