Hedgehog Cages and Playpens: What is The Best in 2021?

What Are the Best Hedgehog Cages to Buy in 2021?

When the time comes to select a hedgehog cage, you have several options depending on the space you have at home, as well as your budget.


We highly suggest selecting a wire cage section. These all meet the minimum suggested size requirements, and have deep plastic trays to keep shavings from spilling out.


For those that want more space, there are larger cage alternatives including some with multi-level designs.


Unfortunately, sometimes these are not a great options for hedgehogs.


As hedgehogs are, sometimes fragile small animals, using cages where they can fall could be a not good idea.

Remember that they need a decent area to feel comfortable horizontally, not vertically, so if you have the money and space, thing about it.


Hedgehog Cages

As mentioned above, I have suggested to go for wired options. Here are three (3) of my favorite ones.



These are very close to or exceed the suggested minimum size requirements (24″ by 24″ or 576 square inches).

Basically, the above are good options because the allow enough space for your hedgehog to walk around but most importantly, to fit an exercise wheel, food and water.

They all have easy to clean, removable plastic trays that are tall enough to add a liner and shavings without causing a mess!


Hedgehog PlayPens and Gates

When out of their cage, you may want to get your hedgehog a playpen.

These allow you to ensure that your hedgie doesn’t run off and hide somewhere in your home, and makes it easy for him to get some extra space while you keep a close eye on him.

If you’d like to make sure they stay in the same room but don’t want to confine them in a pen, you can get a gate to block the doorway.

Make sure that you choose one that does not have large slats so your pet can get stuck in it.


Wrap Up

Hedgehog cares and pens come in different shapes and sizes.

As mentioned, your budget and free space at home are two (2) factors to consider when getting the right one.

I would say that those factors should have been covered before even getting the pet, right?

Just remember that, in their natural habitat, they have no limitations in space therefore you should ensure their environment as pet must be more than good enough.



Hi!, I'm Megan from Hedgehog Care 101. I started this site after seeing a friends looking after a baby hedgehog and how interesting was to care for it. HHC101 is a source of information for people looking to adopt a hedgehog as pet.

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