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Need help with Hedgie cage

Discussion in 'Hedgehog Housing' started by Riot101, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Riot101

    Riot101 Guest

    Hey everyone

    Ive just taken in a adult male Albino Hedgy (age unknown). I own a Tenrec but i have no clue how big a Hedgy cage should be, and what is safe and not safe.

    Please help? I have a 1.2m by 600mm plastic bottom cage. Could that work or is it too small?

    What toys can i get him?

    This is a rescue animal. I do a lot of Guinea Pig rescues but this will be my first Hedgy. Any help would be great!

    This is Jacob... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1420128010.089083.jpg


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  2. Josh

    Josh HedgehogForums Admin Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum! That's a cute lil hedgie!
    Sounds like the enclosure will do for the time being. In most cases, more space is better but I think you're dealing with around 8 sq ft and that should be plenty. How's he settling in with you? Are you guys getting used to each other?
  3. Riot101

    Riot101 Guest

    He is settling in well I'd say. I'm still slightly afraid of his hissing at me. But I'm getting to know him and trying to handle him even though he is hissing. Don't want him to know that hissing scares me. He is eating well and last night FINALLY allowed me to feed him two live meal worms. First time in his life having live food. I must say, I'm having a lot of fun getting to know him.


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  4. Riot101

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  5. Josh

    Josh HedgehogForums Admin Staff Member

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    That's awesome to hear! Thanks for sharing your photos - he's a cutie!
  6. Patrick

    Patrick Administrator Staff Member

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    Glad to see things are going well! Sounds like you're taking good care of him!
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  7. Josh

    Josh HedgehogForums Admin Staff Member

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