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Hi and thanks to everyone who gave me ideas and provided pics.

Here is my completed Ferret Nation cage. I would like for anyone to point out anything I may have missed, or anything that may still be unsafe.
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Both of their cages are almost identical, except that Wilbur's wheel is not up in his loft. Strangely, his loft is shorter by about an inch :?:

Also, here is their playpen.
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It is big... no one gets to use the pool table anymore, human kids aren't happy, but hedgie kids are :lol:
 

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the only possible problem that i see is the "v" shaped wedge where the sides of the ramp and the wall of the loft meet. a curious hedgie ma use that as an alternative route straight to the floor, or get stuck trying....you may want to try to cover that with something...

Other that that everything looks GREAT!
 

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Yeah, I had that around the 'v' shaped hole too. I think they are both too big to get stuck in there (Wilbur for sure is too large :lol:) but Charlotte maybe could. I'll try to find something to block that area.

Thank you to everyone for the compliments. It's nice to hear, especially since it took me the better part of 2 days!
 

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It's a Cake Walk Supreme from Reaper. It looks different because it is not attached to the base. If you don't have one, I highly recommend it. It's a fantastic wheel. Easy cleaning... which we all know is very important :lol:
 

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I used the cubes that are meant for making a small storage shelf. I got them at Canadian Tire but I think they have them at Walmart or Costco. People use these cubes to make C & C cages. You will also need a pair of wire cutters and a lot of zip ties.
 

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lane_m said:
It's a Cake Walk Supreme from Reaper. It looks different because it is not attached to the base. If you don't have one, I highly recommend it. It's a fantastic wheel. Easy cleaning... which we all know is very important :lol:
Ahh ok! I thought so. I do plan on purchasing one or two in the future. :)
 

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Thank you for the info. I am thinking about using a ferret tunnel on the ramp for mine and the cubes to enclose the top part. I am getting a two unit one off craigslist for $100. I dont know if I am going to use both units for Fluffy or just use one. The other unit could be used for another hedgehog if I find one that would fit in with me and Fluffy.
 

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I personally think that the two units are too big for one hedgie. But for two hedgies it's great. You could use the bottom for storage - unless you're getting another hedgie of course! I think it's a fantastic cage; it's easy to clean because both the doors open wide. $100 is a great deal, mine was more then $200 :!:
 

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I'd love to find a ferret nation for $100. Mine was almost $300 and was on sale at that. Since then, they have dropped somewhat in price but are still in the $230 range. Mine was initially purchased for use by the ferrets and eventually the hedgehogs which they now have.

I too think using the whole cage is a bit much for one hedgie and also it would mean that the ramps have to be at a steeper angle. Only using one section enable the loft area to be placed at it's lowest position which provides a shallow angle more hedgehog friendly ramp. The shallower the ramp, the more likely a hedgehog is going to use it. Some hedgehogs will not use ramps at all.
 
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