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Topic: My Heated Hedgehog Habitat  (Read 4676 times)
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« on: December 05, 2005 09:08:03 AM »

Hello!  I made this about three years ago for my (then) baby hedgehog but it's been a sort of ongoing DIY project. 

Basically I made it with a few Sterlite organizer bins, plastic-coated closet organizer shelves, ferret tubes, and a soldering wand.  It used to have a third bin as a second story but I got worried the climbing was too hard for her so I just covered that hole with duct tape. She's not even remotely interested in escaping so that's all I needed to do. 

I posted a lot more info about it on my weblog. http://www.egeltje.org/archives/diy_hedgehog_habitat.php

This fall I changed the way I regulate the temperature using reptile cage heaters on a rheostat now instead of turning on human heating pads whenever it seemed too cold.  She's much MUCH happier and more active with a consistent temperature.

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005 09:10:10 AM »

i love it!

that idea would be good for the guinea pig i plan to buy. the indoor cages are like 50pounds!

« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008 01:33:44 PM »

Good idea!  Be careful about heating plastic though, it can let out toxic fumes.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008 09:47:57 PM »

I did something similar for my snake!  I wanted a feeding bin that I could also use as a transporting bin, so I got a nice sized under the bed type of bin, and used the soldering iron to burn holes in the lid, and now I put Deuce in there to feed him.  He doesn't eat any of the substrate that might stick to his dinner, and I can lock him in and take him to the vet.  I also used it when we moved, he was quite comfy to be in there for the trip!

I also have a HUGE one for a seed catching tray under my big old birdcage!

Plastic bins are awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008 05:53:24 PM »

oh my GOD hedgehogs are SO CUTE

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008 03:08:12 PM »

Great idea!  I have my hedgehog in a large fishtank.  I might have to try using a reptile cage heater as this house is freezing.

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