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Hi all!
I was just wondering if some people would mind posting pictures of their carriers/cages that they use when travelling with hedgie.
I would just find it useful to see what everyone else is using and what different variations there are.
I know that everyone just says hard-sided carriers, but seeing what you put inside the carrier for travelling too would be cool.
I liked the Housing/Cage Examples thread and I thought that this could be sort of the same.

Thanks! :)
 

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I actually took a bunch of pics and posted them up on another threadhttp://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2579&start=20 awhile back. So here they are ^_^

Immortalia said:
Ok, I got the pics and uploaded them ^_^

First pic is just of the carrier, you can see my thermometer on the top.


Here he is inside the carrier, the fleece that he's inside is his current "bed" for the week, so it has all of his safe "home" scents, which makes traveling easier. You can see that I have the back blocked off with black fabric. I have a towel underneath him just as a precaution, if he has an "accident" :lol: towels absorb better than fleece.


Here, he's starting to get settled, and I've piled on the rest of the fleece on top of him.


He's completely settled in and ready to curl up and sleep.


Here, he's finally strapped into the car. The black bag is there to keep the sun from shining directly onto the carrier, and to keep the a/c air from causing a draft inside, since there's another mesh opening at the front, where possible drafts can get in.


Just him peeking out lol


And just a close up of the seat belt going through the top handle, keeping the carrier in place. The seat belt is also "lockable". The kind where you pull it out all the way, and when it retracts, it won't let you pull on it anymore.


Well, I hope that helps. ^_^

**Edit** Forgot to add, you might want to think about taking some water from your tap to take on the road and to your parent's. So you can offer him water while at your parents place. Some hedgies take preference to different water(different locations' water smells differently). Unless you go the filtered water route. For ease, I give him filtered water only, so I don't have to carry water around. I've got filters for both my apartment and at parent's.
 

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Sylvie has two depending on where we're going.





The first two images are her overnight carrier. The purple top actually folds open so I can put her wheel in & the sides are high enough that she cannot climb them. (That said, this is always used in a closed room that I sleep in, just in case).



This third image is her second carrier. I use it for short day trips (to the office, vet, etc). It's compact & a lot easier to handle. This isn't the actual carrier but very similar & same idea. The one she has has mesh doors on both ends & a long mesh window running each side. It also has little flaps for the windows that I could close them. Inside is a removable board/floor thing that is covered in sheep fur (?).

Oh! Should note: When using the hard carrier I actually use both. Sylvie goes in the soft sided one, which goes inside the hard sided one. I'm concerned that that hard sided one is so large. If there was a car accident she would go flying inside it. So she's in both to restrict the 'air time' & add buffering if the situation arose. The small one is left open for this so she could get out & stretch her legs (inside the big one) is she so felt interested, which she's only done once.
 

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dorasdaddy, I did search. Please, if you're not adding anything, I'm sorry to frustrate you with posts you've seen before, but do not reply. It makes others feel stupid especially if they have spent lots of time looking for a specific post and then haven't found it, but turns out that others know exactly where it was.
I however would love to see what you have going for your hedgie's travel. :D

And Immortalia, thank you for the pictures. They are great and your hedgie is adorable!!! I have a carrier like that (it's a little bigger) but it reassures me that I'm not completely off base with it, haha.
 

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dorasdaddy, you're beginning to sound like a broken record. Not every post warrants chastising the person for not searching. Yes many questions asked have been asked a zillion times already but this particular question is not one of them.

I have different carriers that I use depending on the circumstance.

For out of town travel, I use the same as silvercat.
This is a large carrier that provides plenty of room to move around in. It easily buckles into the vehicle and leaves the front door that it can be opened without having to unbuckle. This carrier will also fit a standard bucket wheel if the front frame bar is removed and the wheel lowered a slight bit. Doing this allows the top of the carrier to be closed. This carrier will work as a temporary cage. On occasion, I have taken one to the vet in that carrier but it is rather heavy.

For most vet trips and short around town trips I use this one. http://www.petsmart.com/product/zoom/in ... Id=3073395 It is perfect for vet trips as it can be opened from the top at either side or it can be removed completely. If the hedgehog has needed surgery, she can be put right into that carrier and then put into the kennel at the vets and the vet and techs can easily check on her through the open top.

I also have many soft sided carries that I use for walking around with the hedgie. Again it depends on the circumstances which one I use. Of course for me having on average 25-40 hedgies, I need many carriers so I can be overly indulgent. :lol: I like to have a supply of carriers in case we ever had to get them all out of the house for any reason.

I'm going to make this thread a sticky.
 

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Nancy, why have you not mentioned your own carriers that you sell?! :D

I've heard al ot of people on here extremely happy with your hedgie designed carriers, bags etc & this seems to the perfect thread for mentioning them! :D
 

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I just use a smaller pet taxi with a towel in the bottom, a cuddle bag, and plenty of fleece for Tak to snuggle into. She seems to like to crawl under the towel if given a choice!
 

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magenh said:
I just use a smaller pet taxi with a towel in the bottom, a cuddle bag, and plenty of fleece for Tak to snuggle into. She seems to like to crawl under the towel if given a choice!
Be sure to check the legs when using a towel, loose threads can get wrapped around the leg and cause serious injury in no time.
 

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That's true. I guess I should clarify, I used the towel because I found a hedgehog much faster than I thought I would when I started looking and didn't have time to gather anything else. Another option is a large Kritter Keeper like this one http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752730. If I were going to use this I would probably try to put it inside another pet carrier that could be seat belted in easier. It's small enough to protect a hedgie in the car, but it probably isn't the best solution.
 

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magenh said:
Another option is a large Kritter Keeper like this one http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752730. If I were going to use this I would probably try to put it inside another pet carrier that could be seat belted in easier. It's small enough to protect a hedgie in the car, but it probably isn't the best solution.
The problem with putting something like that into another carrier is the ventilation. You'd end up blocking all the ventilation vents if you're not careful.
 

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Tasha said:
Nancy, why have you not mentioned your own carriers that you sell?! :D

I've heard al ot of people on here extremely happy with your hedgie designed carriers, bags etc & this seems to the perfect thread for mentioning them! :D
Yeah, I know but to be honest, I feel that a hard sided cat carrier is the safest for a hedgehog to be in when in a vehicle. Once at the destination my carriers are great. If someone can only have one carrier, I have to say a hard sided cat carrier is the one to go for.

Now if they can have two, then a hard sided carrier for in the vehicle and then one of mine for walking around. ;)
 

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Nancy said:
Tasha said:
Nancy, why have you not mentioned your own carriers that you sell?! :D

I've heard al ot of people on here extremely happy with your hedgie designed carriers, bags etc & this seems to the perfect thread for mentioning them! :D
Yeah, I know but to be honest, I feel that a hard sided cat carrier is the safest for a hedgehog to be in when in a vehicle. Once at the destination my carriers are great. If someone can only have one carrier, I have to say a hard sided cat carrier is the one to go for.

Now if they can have two, then a hard sided carrier for in the vehicle and then one of mine for walking around. ;)
Well Nancy we would definitely love to see pics of your walking around carriers then :D haha. The more carrier examples the better!
 

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I don't have a picture of it at the moment, but I use a small cat carrier as well. I have a Super Pet cage that I use for Lily's travel cage, I set it up once we get to the destination, usually our cottage. In the car, she usually goes into the soft carrier I have from Nancy, then that goes into the cat carrier. She really likes her soft carrier, and I like having her in it (as long as I have it adjusted so she can get air in it) because if we stop suddenly, she won't go flying around in the cat carrier. Also, when we get to the destination, I can just pull the soft carrier out and not have to bother to switch her into different carriers. :)

Edit: When I get a chance, I can post a picture of the soft carrier, if you guys would like to see it. Lily and I are both in love with it! :D
 

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I stilll have to go to petco. Today i went to petsmart and there was one two carreirers that i liked. one like rat/rabbit.ferrt cage prefect size or a little dog one that is pink or blue......I am going to wait.......plus the food i couldnt find any wellness so i will have to look other places for that.
 

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Hello all!
I'm brand new to the site (and owning a hedgehog...I haven't gotten him yet), but I'm going to go pick him up in a few days, and I haven't really wanted to shell out for a carrier (I -never- travel)...so I got out one of my old lunch boxes, cut a hole in the front and put some mesh in it for ventilation. (Do you know how hard it is to get a lunch box in a sewing machine?? lol) It doesn't offer a whole lot of walking space, but again, I travel -maybe- once a year, and the vet is about 2 minutes down the road, so there really isn't anywhere I would be taking him that would be far enough away for him to feel cooped up.



This is looking at it in its prior lunch box uprightness. I plan on laying it down on its back so he can walk around a bit. I'm going to line it with fleece before I get him :)

Laying down, its about 12.5 inches long, 8 inches wide, and about 7.5 at the non-pointy end. I read somewhere that people use fanny packs, sterilite containers and so forth, and just depending on how he ends up doing, I might change. Or if you guys think this is a bad idea...seriously, I'm open to anything!
 

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Thats pretty cool, but the problem is if you did get in a crash and people had o get you out they would not think there was a animal in the lunch box they are suppose to look for hard carriers not lunch boxing cool idea but a hard cat carrie would be the best.
 
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