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Author Topic: Indoor Accomodation  (Read 5523 times)

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Offline reajennifer

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Indoor Accomodation
« on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 13:28:27 »
Hi everyone

Snuggles is currently is a large plastic storage box.  She has one of those guinea pig houses (dome type) with fleece blankets to make a nest.  By the time she has her water dish and food bowl there is not a lot of room to explore.

As I only have one hedgehog space is not a big issue.  What would be the ideal indoor accommodation for her.  Want something that is well ventilated and easy to clean for hygiene reasons.  Thinking about a large indoor rabbit cage (plastic bottom and wire top).  Would this be suitable?  Bit concerned about wire gaps/spaces - don't want her to get her nose or anything else stuck! :o

What would you suggest.   Difficult to get a crate that has enough floor space.

Thanks

Jenny


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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 14:08:29 »
The large indoor rabbit cages are ideal but they're expensive. I've been lucky enough to have all mine donated. The ones with the wire tops are OK as they can't hurt the hogs but thay can climb them and they're not terribly easy to clean.

The zoozones are better as they have a clear plastic lid with ventilation grids on top but again, they're not cheap.

Large rabbit hutches can also be used indoors.
If you have plenty of floor space you could put some sort of ground sheet down, surround it with a pen then put the bed box or a hog house in that. Make sure she can't climb out of the pen or if she does, can't get into trouble getting stuck somewhere in the room.
Gill
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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 14:53:41 »
i use the zoozone2 cages they are brill,first pic is one i bought at car booty with pet carrier 5 for the pair.the other pick paid 30 from garden centre,

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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 17:01:58 »
By the time she has her water dish and food bowl there is not a lot of room to explore.

We used what sounds like similar sized containers for our two guests, and like you I worried about the lack of room.  So I queried it with the local rescue centre who said they were ideal, because the whole idea was to quickly fatten them up, so they shouldn't be wasting energy running around.


Offline reajennifer

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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 19:42:44 »
Thanks everyone.  Thats great

Jenny

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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 20:28:47 »
Take a look at this one Jenny.
http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/rodents/cages/guinea_pig_cages?gclid=CNTTjriXyp4CFcts4wodPHZ2sQ&gclid=CNTTjriXyp4CFcts4wodPHZ2sQ
Scroll down to the twelth one, it's a bargain.
I've got one and am keeping 3 baby girls in it at the moment, so loads of room for one.
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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 20:46:20 »
That is a bargain Pat.  And just fits perfect on the desk!

Jenny

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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 20:55:21 »
So I queried it with the local rescue centre who said they were ideal, because the whole idea was to quickly fatten them up, so they shouldn't be wasting energy running around.

Yes that's fine for the bring em in, ship em out guys but when you have them in all winter and can't release until May then they can get too fat. It's like most things with hogs, it's not a one size fits all situation.
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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 21:02:03 »
Take a look at this one Jenny.
http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/rodents/cages/guinea_pig_cages?gclid=CNTTjriXyp4CFcts4wodPHZ2sQ&gclid=CNTTjriXyp4CFcts4wodPHZ2sQ
Scroll down to the twelth one, it's a bargain.
I've got one and am keeping 3 baby girls in it at the moment, so loads of room for one.
PatX

Oooooooo!  :-*
http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/rodents/cages/guinea_pig_cages/137450
Gill
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Re: Indoor Accomodation
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009_ 21:24:31 »
If I were to come into money ::) I'll order you a few of those Gill!
and...someone to come and clean them out too ;)
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