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Hi everyone. I have two hedgehogs in two cages with identical set ups. One will not sleep in his house. He loves to sleep under the fleece liners. The house takes up a great deal of room in the cage. Should I just remove the house? Should I add another layer of fleece to make sure he is warm enough?

It is so funny to see this lump under the liner. My other hedgehog (they are brother and sister) sleeps in her house snugged up in small fleeces.

FYI they are also very different in their poop habits. The female who uses her house poops in one corner of her cage behind her CWS Wheel. She only pees on the CWS when she runs. The boy who sleeps under the liner pees on the stand for the wheel and poops all over the wheel when he runs.
 

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If he's never using the house then yes I would remove it. Quigley is the same he prefers to be under a liner or a blanket. What I do is put an extra liner or a smaller fleece blanket in the corner he normally sleeps in. Sometimes he sleeps between the layers, sometimes under both on the plastic bottom. I'm now using his old igloo as a toy box.
 

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Besides removing it, you have a few options with the house... like "restaurant." Try moving your hedgie's kibble dish into the house.

Mine seems to like it in there - eating in the safety of her home. And is ever so cute when she looks out of her house to see if it's safe enough to make a run for her under-the-liner sleeping spot.
 

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Milo is the same way I got him the igloo and filled it with fleece strips and he used it occasionally but most of the time he burrowed under the liner :roll: So I took the igloo out and put in a big piece of fleece liner folded in half and stuffed the fleece strips in between, now he crawls in between the two blankets and curls up in the fleece strips and is as happy as can be. I even grabbed a big toilet paper roll from work thats the perfect size for him and tucked it underneath the first layer of liner so now he has a little doorway :lol:
 

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Thank you all for the speedy answers. I am going to remove the house because he currently burrows under the fleece between the house and the wheel and it is an odd spot smack in the middle of the cage. I will also add nice medium fleece for extra warmth. Will update. :)
 

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My boy doesn't sleep in a house either. I just put an extra folded piece of fleece for him, and he crawls into that to sleep. It's what he prefers and likes. And I actually use his little bunny toy to keep an opening for him, just so he always crawls into the same layer each time.
 

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I know this is an old post, but it helped me know that sleeping under the fleece liner is not an aberration. I even tried replacing Thor's house with a Fiddle Sticks hut, but she is only interested in going in there when I am taking the fleece out to clean the cage.
 
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