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Down Sizing the Cage? Any suggestions?

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Im trying to find the "Perfect" cage. I have had my hedgie for a few weeks now, and im discovering that her huge cage is a pain in the butt to clean, or even move for that matter! :shock:
It's a Super Pet Rabbit/Guinea Pig cage, The Extra Large size. I got it from a friend that gave it too me... it's a little beat up also, but i thought it would do the job.. and it does, but man it's a pain. I have looked through the forums and just can't find anything.. I really would like something that's smaller, but still gives her plenty of room. She doesn't even use half of the cage she's in right now lol

I seen these cages at the pet shop a couple weeks ago, Peruess Pet's- the only pet shop ill go to around here.. there amazing! but they had these cages that weren't very tall... The hedge hogs that were in them looked super happy and looked like they had plenty of enough room.. No clue what they were called tho, bummer.

Also what is your take on Flying Saucer wheels? I have a wheel in with my little girl but she won't even touch it.. i've tried putting her on it and "helping" but she just looks at me like Im crazy ;)

The picture is the kind of Cage she's in, but Extra large and a little different.


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I'd stick with the cage too. It's about the size of the one we have for our new baby. The one we have for our other hedgie is even bigger and I love it! It may seem too big but I'd rather they have more room than they need than too little. Plus you never know what she's doing at night! :) Once you have the wheel, litter box, hidey hut or bag, food and water dish, and toys there shouldn't be much room left in there. I've also added little tubes and both hedgies love to crawl through them or over them. They are like these (minus the fuzzy bedding of course) http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=14596 and come in a few sizes. Using liners will make a HUGE difference for cleaning so I'm glad you've decided on them as well. If you aren't sure that she's using the wheel, some people have mentioned dusting a bit of flour on it before you go to bed and then look for any footprints etc. in the morning. You can also try luring them onto the wheel with their favorite treat just to get her used to going on it.
Best of luck to you!
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