If you’re like me, then you love hedgehogs! They are so adorable and make the perfect pet. If you’re thinking about getting a hedgehog, one of the first things you’ll need to do is build them a cage.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we will list 25 creative and inspiring hedgehog cages ideas that will help get you started. So whether you’re looking for something simple or something more extravagant, we’ve got you covered!
1. Bioactive Hedgehog Cage
If you are an expert hedgehog keeper you will know that the very best home you can give your little friend is a bioactive one, it’s as close as you can get to their natural environment within your home.
This great video from “Fanatic Quills” documents the process of building a great bioactive cage and is a great watch if you are thinking about doing this for your pet hedgehog.
2. C&C Hedgehog Cage
C&C grid cages allow for the easiest and most customizable hedgehog cage builds. This video from “Erin Elizabeth Exotics” is a great tutorial for anyone looking to build their hedgehog cage with C&C grids.
Erin also has loads more DIY hedgehog builds on her channel, everything from beds to cages, so if you’re looking for inspiration it’s a great place to start.
3. Hedgehog Cage $50 or Less
If you are on a tight budget but still want to give your pet the very best new home then this is the one for you! The great how-to guide on the popular website “Instructables” goes into detail about how to create the best hedgehog cage for under $50 or less and also includes lots of helpful safety tips so you can better understand what makes a great DIY hedgehog cage.
4. How to Make a Home for Your Hedgehog
Whether you are looking for an outdoor hutch so wild hedgehogs have somewhere to stay when they visit your garden or are building an indoor home for your pet hedgehog “wikiHow” has you covered with this great article on how to build a home for your hedgehog. They even have detailed step-by-step instructions to help you along the way.
5. Hedgehog Cage out of a Dresser
This short video from “Jillian Marie Cooper” is a great watch! It shows you how to upcycle an old dresser into a great bespoke hedgehog cage that will fit nicely into any room.
The video itself is less than four minutes long so it’s worth watching even if you are still gathering ideas for your own DIY hedgehog cage project.
6. Altering Lids On Bin Cages
Bin cages are becoming increasingly popular in the world of hedgehog keeping as they are very budget-friendly and easy to adapt as your pet grows and needs more space.
This blog post on the great hedgehog website “Prickly Potato Hedgehogs” takes you through a few different ways to alter bin lids so you can add heat lamps and easy access points, making your cage even more functional than an expensive shop-bought version.
7. DIY Hedgehog Cage Build Complete
This is a great video if you want to make a hedgehog enclosure that is similar to a tortoise table but hedgehog-friendly. This great video from “Animal World Experience” shows you how to build a hedgehog table with all the bells and whistles, from heat lamps to water bottles, this hedgehog enclosure has it all!
The only drawback to a hedgehog home like this is that it may quickly be outgrown and isn’t the easiest to upgrade, but as a plus, it looks great!
8. Hedgehog Habitat DIY Style
This super cosy hedgehog home idea is simple to make and allows you to easily watch your hedgehogs enjoying their home from a distance with the plexiglass front!
If you have been researching hedgehog care for a while we are sure you will have come across its creator before this cage was made by the “Heavenly Hedgies” team and it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about the needs of pet hedgehogs! Check out their website for everything you need to know!
9. Hedgehog House
If you’re looking to make an outdoor home for a wild hedgehog to take shelter in, then this is the one for you!
The great guide goes into detail on how to build the perfect outdoor space for wild hedgehogs to escape the elements! This quick and simple build can be done using very basic supplies and scrap wood so it’s also very economical!
10. Pet Pygmy Hedgehog Enclosure
This video from “Harold Spudovich” documents the process of building a simple yet effective hedgehog cage from chipboard and is complete with some helpful tips and tricks to make hedgehog keeping a breeze.
If you’re looking for an affordable hedgehog cage that is easy to build and allows your pet to have the space they need for a long happy life then this could be the one for you!
11. Naturalistic Vivarium for Hedgehog
Naturalistic enclosures are always best as they mimic the hedgehog’s wild environment allowing them to live comfortably and stress-free in captivity.
This great guide from “Dejan Kuzmanović” covers the basics of setting up a hedgehog vivarium and is full of helpful tips on how to make your pet hedgehog’s home look natural and inviting.
12. Custom-Made Hedgehog Cage
This custom-built hedgehog cage idea gives your prickly friend three levels to explore and all the space they need, as well as shows some of the accessories you can add to your hedgehog cage to make it truly feel like a home.
Check out the great post on Pinterest to learn more about how to make this hedgehog cage a reality, and spoil your pet!
13. New C&C Cage for Hedgehogs
Here’s another great two-level C&C design hedgehog cage that can be easily customized and is great if you are on a tight budget. This hedgehog cage was created by “C&C Cages” and is made from the easy-to-fit together cage material that is easily upgraded and shaped into the perfect hedgehog home.
This enclosure also has plenty of room to accommodate additional accessories like hideouts and climbing areas, making it a great choice for hedgehogs of any size!
14. Hedgehog Home out of a Dresser
Here’s another great example of a homemade hedgehog cage made by converting an old dresser from “Hedgehog Central”. This hedgehog home is spacious and has plenty of room for accessories like snuggle sacks and tunnels, making it perfect for hedgehogs who love to explore. Plus, you can always upgrade the dresser if your hedgehog outgrows their current home!
15. The Bioactive Hedgehog Terrarium Cage
This one is a great alternative to the other bioactive hedgehog homes on this list. It’s built inside a terrarium which makes keeping it at the perfect temperature a breeze!
With the addition of live plants, rocks and other natural accessories, it will give your hedgehog a feeling of the wild and we are sure they will be more than happy with a great enclosure like this!
16. Diy Hedgehog C&C Cage
Although this hedgehog enclosure is a little on the small side it is made in the simple C&C style meaning you can add a few square feet with ease giving your pet the space they need to live a long happy life!
This hedgehog cage is also great for hedgehogs who like to explore as it has multiple spots to add plenty of tunnels and hideouts.
17. Budget Friendly Hedgehog Cage
This great video from a pet-keeping expert “Erin Elizabeth Exotics” shows you how to set up one of the most budget-friendly options for hedgehog keeping the bin cage.
These bin cages are made by utilizing large plastic storage bins and transforming them with a few simple DIY tricks into the perfect home for your pet hedgehog!
18. IKEA Hack – Hedgehog Cage KALLAX Shelving Unit
We don’t know any DIYer that doesn’t love an IKEA hack so if you have one of the DIY favorite stores near you take a look at this video from “Work Play Drive” and learn how to create your very own hedgehog home from a KALLAX shelving unit!
This cage resembles a vivarium once finished meaning you can style it however you like! With natural plants and bedding or bright colors and cozy blankets!
19. Hedgehog Feeding Station
Hedgehog feeding stations are great if you want to feed wild hedgehogs without the danger of food being stolen by other animals!
Wild hedgehog feeding stations are easy to make and don’t cost very much at all, with this hedgehog feeding station you can help the decreasing population of wild hedgehogs without a large spend or big time investment!
20. Building A Hedgehog Enclosure!
This one is great if you are looking for a larger space for your pet hedgehog. It uses the ever-popular C&C design with a few extras to make it hedgehog friendly! With the addition of ramps and tunnels, your hedgehog can explore their home with ease and stay safe from your other pets.
This video from “Wonderfully Awkward” also showcases some great hedgehog toys and accessories making it great for inspiration!
21. Budget-Friendly Hedgehog C&C Cage
This is a simple video that shows you what you need and exactly how to build a C&C cage for your pet hedgehog. It gives you measurements, advice and tips on how to make it hedgehog-safe with the addition of foam board, tunnels, sleep boxes and more!
It’s also very entertaining and from a well-known pet-keeping master “Curtis Lasane” If you are planning on building or upgrading your hedgehog’s cage it’s worth giving it a watch!
22. Diy 2-story Bin Hedgehog Cage
If a 2-story cage is what you are looking for this is one of the best options in our opinion. It features nice wide tube ramps to make it easy for your hedgehog to navigate and easily removable lids for easy cleaning!
It’s also made entirely out of plastic storage bins, meaning it is very cheap to make and you can easily pick up all the supplies you need from any supermarket or hardware store.
23. Large Pygmy Hedgehog Cage
This guide has tons of valuable information when it comes to hedgehog keeping, and the large cage idea is perfect for anyone that has the space!
It is made from all-natural wood and has an impressive hedgehog wheel and hedgehog playhouse! It also comes with plenty of space for all the essential hedgehog accessories and toys.
24. Outdoor hedgehog house
Here’s another outdoor option for wild hedgehogs. This one is made from wood and can easily be hidden in bushes to give it the perfect natural feel that will make wild hedgehogs more comfortable!
This guide comes from a very reputable sauce “Gardeners World” magazine so you can be sure it is well-researched and the perfect wild hedgehog hotel!
25. Hedgehog Cage Tour
This video is a hedgehog cage tour of a simple yet super cute bin cage that “Curtis Lasane” made for his pet hedgehog. It features everything your pet could need and has a few hedgehog toys thrown in for good measure!
It’s also very simple to make and won’t cost you too much if you are just starting in the hobby of hedgehog keeping!
There are so many different ways to keep hedgehogs that it can be hard to know where to start. We hope this article has given you some inspiration and ideas for the perfect hedgehog cage! Whether you are looking for a simple DIY bin cage or something more complex like a C&C enclosure. There is an option here that will suit your hedgehog’s needs perfectly!
Remember hedgehogs love crowded spaces so add tunnels, plants and toys wherever you can to make them feel at home!
Happy Hedgehog Cage Making!