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Hi,

I have recently bought Honey a new cage, it has a small 'upstairs' compartment, with a plastic ramp for her to crawl up, the problem is, she wont go up it!! I have even tried putting her treats on the upper compartment and she isnt interested! After getting her out of her cage I have also put her back in on the 'upstairs' part of her cage - but instead of using the ramp to get down, she simply tries to jump off the edge into the main part of the cage!
I want to make the most of the space in her new cage, any ideas how I can train her to use the ramp!??

Thanks

Sarah

P.s, the ramp is solid plastic, - it doesnt have holes in that she may catch her feet in.
 

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sarzie87 said:
After getting her out of her cage I have also put her back in on the 'upstairs' part of her cage - but instead of using the ramp to get down, she simply tries to jump off the edge into the main part of the cage!
I want to make the most of the space in her new cage, any ideas how I can train her to use the ramp!??
She can get hurt by jumping/falling off a ramp. I would remove it until you have it fixed. Take a look the the housing examples and pick a ramp enclosure. I'll send a couple links to direct pages within the cage examples so you can get a couple ideas. I'm including the name of the poster so you know which one I'm talking about. She might use it if she felt safer by being in an enclosed ramp. :)


viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1860&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
(lizardgirl)

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1860&p=28225&hilit=lane+m#p28225 (Lane M)

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1860&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=170 (TheSmilingToast)

There are many others, these are my personal favorites.
 

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Even once it's fixed to be safe, she might want nothing to do with it. Lots of hedgies won't use lofts/second floors.
 
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