C&C Cages for Other Pets
The idea for C&C cages came largely from the rabbit world. Back in the late 1990's, the progressive and caring rabbit people had to come up with ideas for creating bigger cages long before the guinea pig enthusiasts caught on. It's so much more obvious that rabbits need a lot of space and bigger cages than the ridiculously small cages sold in pet stores at the time. Even the so-called traditional rabbit hutches and runs were and still are pathetically too small for rabbits. Rabbit people were using the grids to build larger, multi-level cages.
C&C Cages for Rabbits
The special issues
- Rabbits chew much more than guinea pigs
Chew-proofing is important
- Rabbits need to hop -- which means 2 - 3 secure levels are required
Structural integrity for a multi-level C&C cage requires more than just snapping grids together.
- Rabbits are a larger animal and absolutely need more space
Rabbits should not be housed in less than a jumbo cage -- and that length can be just two hops for some rabbits -- even small rabbits.
- Rabbits create a lot more urine output than guinea pigs
Rabbits have different bedding needs.
- Covered cages are required
Rabbit cages must be covered to prevent them from jumping out.
C&C Cages for Hedgehogs
The special issues
- Hedgehogs like to climb, so need higher walls
The inner Coroplast walls for heggies need to be 10 inches high to prevent hedgehogs from reaching the grid walls since they can climb the grids.
- Hedgehogs like to climb, so need a cage cover
Covers are required for hedghogs
- Some hedgehog wheels are tall
Some wheels can interfere with a cage cover, so plan your accessories and construction carefully with C&C cages, as there is usually only about 12-13 inches of clearance inside the cage after you factor in bedding and such.
C&C Cages for Rats, Hamsters, Gerbils . . .
The grid holes are just too big for the smaller rodents and creatures. Even if you try to double them up, you really can't do it consistently and securely enough to prevent the little escape artists from finding a way out. It's best to stick to the other alternatives that provide more secure housing. But always keep their size and cage enrichment needs in mind.