I use the loft because I feel like the bottom doesn't give him enough "roaming" room. I usually keep his toys on the top, and his food/water dishes, and also his hedgie hat. The main problem is that if I keep the food/water downstairs, I have to put it near the wheel... and you know what gets flung by the wheel haha. So technically he doesn't NEED the loft, but I prefer that he has it.Does he need the loft? I see the igloo is on the bottom which is where he'll probably want to hide and sleep anyhow. Heating is more important than the loft. Can it go on the side where the wheel is, the left side towards the back but facing into the cage?
His primary sleeping area is the igloo downstairs, because I put his blanket in there and he likes to snuggle up.
I thought that placement would be a good area but my mom (who also has a hedgie) says her heat emitter actually melted a little divit in the wheel
I was thinking space heater too- I just gotta find one that's safe What is the brand name of the one you got?Using a space heater looks like it would work well with this cage. That way it won't get too hot but you won't have to worry about the bottom not being as warm as the top, it would heat pretty evenly. The one that I use shuts off if its tipped over and doesn't get hot to the touch so if something were to drop on it, it wouldn't start a fire. I got this kind so it would be safe to leave on if I leave the house.
On a side note I really love your hedgies cage set up and the bedding is very cute and well coordinated
And thanks! Nancy made them for me. I have 3 different sets