Looking for the Best African Pygmy Hedgehog Cages? Here Are Options To Choose From
Why are these pygmy hedgehog cages suitable? We have only considered cages that African pygmy hedgehog owners have used and are still using and have found them to be great. These are also the best pygmy hedgehog cages recommended by African pygmy hedgehogs experts; it is up to you to decide which you prefer. Let’s jump straight into them!
Living World Deluxe Habitat, Large
Most important, this cage meets the required size for the African pygmy hedgehogs. Minimum dimensions for a pygmy hedgehog cages is 2 feet by 3 feet, that is 24” x 36”. Bigger is always better. This cage measures 37.8 inches length x 22.4 inches width x 22 inches height. You can always get a bigger size if you want.
NOTE: You cannot have two hedgehogs in one cage, they usually fight or breed excessively.
See this helpful video on The Living World Deluxe Habitat cage review.
Where do you get this cage?
Oxbow Guinea Pig & Dwarf Rabbit Habitat with Play Yard
PawHut Rolling Metal Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or Small Animal Hutch Cage with Main House and Run
This short clip by Tyler Rugge shows how MOMO the pygmy Hedgehog is comfortable using this cage. It will explain everything you need to know.
Where Do You Get This Cage?
Midwest Critter Nation Single Unit
If you are looking for an African pygmy hedgehog cage that you will not put that much effort on, this is the way to go. It is easy to clean, well ventilated, small enough to fit in your home and it opens up for you to reach all corners without struggle. If you want to use substrate bedding, you will have to get some bass pans made by the bass company. You can use fleece easily as the clip below will show.
NOTE: You can get a single unit and later on if you want to add on for it to become a double, you can get an additional top.
Where do you get this?
US#1. MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Single Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 161) Includes 1 Leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/ Ramp Cover & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 25″W x 38.5″H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders
What About The Top Layer We Talked About Adding Later?
As you can see, having bought the single unit, you can later on buy the top unit if you are on a tight budget.
Where Do You Get The Top Layer?
OPTION #5 DIY HEDGEHOG CAGES
DIY HEDGEHOG CAGE/ C&C Grids/ COROPLAST
You will have to get creative here. (This is where you go online and see different styles/ designs of how you will attach the grids).
Before buying the grids and coroplast, figure out the design you are going for, so that you know how many grids you will require and the size and color of coroplast to get. Also, when you go the DIY hedgehog cages way, you will have to abide by the required hedgehog cage size!!!! Minimum dimensions for a hedgehog is 2 feet by 3 feet, that is 24” x 36”. Bigger is always better. Below are images of some simple designs just to have a feel.
Here are some helpful clips to give a better feel:
Better Yet Here are Two Tutorial Clips on How to Build These Type of Cages
How Do You Go About Cutting and Scoring Coroplast:
If you find that cutting coroplast for your grids to be too much work, there are already cut coroplast and pre-prepared grids that are sold for around $70-$90 and all you have to do is set up. Here is a video.
Where Do You Get The Grids?
Where Do You Get Coroplast and Tools You Need To Prepare It?
1. 48 in. x 96 in. x 0.157 in. White Corrugated Plastic Sheet
2. C-Line Slide ‘N Grip Binding Bars, black, 11 x 1/4, 100/Box -CLI34447
3. STANLEY 14-563W Aviation Straight Snips
4. X-Acto Knife with Cap
5. STANLEY STHT36031WM 25FT Dual Lock Tape Measure