Even if you’re not the handiest of people, it’s surprisingly easy to make a hedgehog cage. Depending on the design, you can probably make one with materials you have around the house right now.
Of course, if you are handy with tools, you can also make an elaborate mansion for your little buddy. You’re only limited by your imagination.
Either way, one thing’s for sure: you’ll save a lot of money by building your own instead of buying one. Below, we’ve provided you with several options, so you’re sure to find the perfect home for your pet.
1. Beginner Cage by PetHelpful
It doesn’t get any easier than this model from PetHelpful. Take a simple storage bin with matching lid, add some fencing, and you’re pretty much done.
This model won’t win many points for attractiveness (although you can dress it up a little during the decoration process), but it’s a great way to get started in the world of DIY cages.
2. Intermediate Cage by PetHelpful
If you want a little more difficulty, consider this model, also from PetHelpful. Instead of a plastic bin, you use a prefabricated wooden box (just be sure it’s not coated in toxic chemicals), or you can make your own.
At that point, all you have to do is decorate the insides to your liking. You can set up walls inside to give your hedgehog a delineated space to explore, while also making the whole thing more interesting from a visual standpoint.
3. Hedgehog House by Lexis Fisher
This easy-to-build home comes to us from Pinterest user Lexis Fisher. It’s a simple multi-level wire cage with a plastic tray used as a bedroom.
It has everything your hedgehog needs to stay happy and active, and best of all, it’s super-cheap to build.
4. Wire Cage by Kara Mollis
You can make this cage (from Pinterest user Kara Mollis) with interlocking wire mesh; it’s easy to find in any crafts or big box store.
It’s also cheap and versatile, allowing you to craft your pet’s home in just about any shape or style you desire. Also, it’s incredibly lightweight, making it a cinch to move if necessary.
5. Bin Cage by Arteta
This combination cage from Arteta gives your hedgie multiple levels to explore. In the design shown, you would need to use a store-bought cage for the upper level, but that can be easily substituted for another DIY enclosure.
The tube gives your pet free rein over his enclosure, while also ensuring he gets a little exercise in.
6. Duplex from HedgehogCentral.com
You can make your hedgehog feel like a true real estate baron with this duplex model from HedgehogCentral.com.
It uses two basic wire enclosures, linked by a wire-encased ramp. In addition to giving your little digger plenty of room to roam around, it also makes watching him much more interesting for you.
7. Hedgehog Cage by Heather Wastler
Pinterest user Heather Wastler offers up this simple-yet-elegant abode. All you need is a wire cage, and then you fill in the base as you see fit.
It takes absolutely zero skills, yet you can end up with an attractive, understated enclosure for your pet. It’s perfect for owners who don’t have a lot of room to spare.
8. C&C Cage by The Reading Residence
If you really want to spoil your hedgie, consider this massive wire model from Pinterest user The Reading Residence. It’s made using interconnecting mesh panels, allowing you to customize the size and shape.
So, while you don’t have to make yours as massive as the one shown above, how else will you prove to your hedgehog that he’s the most loved pet in the world?
9. Bin Cage by HamsterHideout.com
This is another basic bin model, courtesy of HamsterHideout.com. What sets this one apart is the shelf they’ve built into the side using a smaller plastic bin.
Of course, you don’t have to have a shelf if you don’t want to. You can design yours however you like — provided it fits inside the bin, of course.
Easy and Inexpensive Hedgehog Housing
All of the designs above are incredibly easy (and equally inexpensive) to build, so you won’t have to sacrifice an entire paycheck or an entire weekend to building one.
Best of all, they’re almost infinitely customizable, so you can make yours as unique as your pet.
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