ok im thinking about using a C&C cage for my hedgie but what would u use for the floor? any suggestions? or if i go with a sterilite bin cage where do i get metal screeing can u just use chicken wire? :|
The cubes are a reference to cavy cages, but an animal play pen will work too with a little enguineuity.
The coroplast is a corrugated plastic that can be scored and folded to cover the bottom of the pen. The coroplast should have a high side so the hedgie cannot escape through the pen bars.
As for steralite, you should be able to find bins at wal-mart that have a floor space varying from 1 to 6 square feet. For a hedgie with a wheel and all that jazz, a 4-6 square foot steralite bin is recommended. If you wish you can just connect two smaller ones also. You can find out about that in the "build your own cage" thread. I believe it is stickied.
With these bins, you just need to put holes about half way up and above to allow for better ventilation. A roof should not be necessary unless your hedgehog is a super pro climber.
Towards the bottom on that page it talks about where to get supplies, and there is a yellow "Find Materials" button that takes you to a database with entries from people telling where they have found coroplast (listed by area.) It also talks about alternatives if you can't find it anywhere.
Also, since I was worried about my baby hedgie being able to squeeze through the cube holes, I used the panels from 2 Midwest Small Animal Playpens for my walls and connected them with colorful zipties. I got the playpens from Petco.com, and through Google I found a Free Shipping + 10% off coupon!
Hope this helps. It was pretty easy to assemble once I had gathered all the supplies.
Yes, Inky can escape the C&C grids. On youtube, just look up Inky the Hedgehog. One of those vids is of him escaping. (It's a whole lot of going back and forth, the actual squeezing out is at the end).
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