Hedgehogs are excellent climbers. They require a cage with no wires to climb on nor wires underneath that might get their feet/neck caught. If using a wired cage refer to this page: Wired Cages
Hedgehogs do not like very big cages UNLESS you add a lot of hiding spot for them. They are prey animals so too big of a space makes them very nervous and stress.
What I use to house my hedgehog is on my SUPPLIES section, its inexpensive and does the same thing as these ones. These ones are called LIVING WORLD ZOO ZONE, I find it quite expensive for a cage.
LARGE ONLY: 100 cm L x 51 cm W x 37 cm H (39.3″ x 20″ x 14.5″)
I’ve seen some other breeders use this kind of housing as well.
Midwest Ferret Nation for Small Pet Habitat. Comes in different units.
Features at a Glance:
- Easily maneuverable stand with locking casters and extra storage
- Full width double doors provide easy access to your small pet
- Wide expanse shelf & full width plastic pan floor for added play area
- Multiple attaching points for accessories and toys
- Platinum gray hammertone finish is attractive and compliments any decor
- The double-story model features swing-up locking ramps to secure sections for cleaning cage, feeding & separating critters
- If being used specifically for hedgehogs, 10 to 12 inches of corrugated plastic or plexiglass needs to be added on the sides to avoid climbing issues.
Double Level Dimensions: 36″L x 24″W x 63″H
Weight: 97 lbs.
Here’s a new cage I found out that works really good too. It’s called LIVING WORLD DELUXE RABBIT CAGE – Extra Large. It has a deep pan and big enough to house a hedgehog/hedgehogs, please make sure the ramp isn’t in it and add a corrugated plastic upto 10 to 12 inches high to avoid broken legs/neck. Here’s Tank, Photo courtesy to Grace Chang (one of my clients).
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