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    Default Cage Question

    Hello all.

    First time squirrel momma here so please forgive any ignorance I may have.
    I have been diligent with following all of the strict guidelines of properly raising this baby I am raising. She is about 7-8 weeks.
    A few questions I have:
    1. When do I move her from her current container? (she is in everything Henryís Pet guide recommends)
    2. Iíve seen there are cage phases. Could someone specify what those phases should be at what age?
    3. I have located this cage. It isnít horizontal bars which is a concern of mine. Is this a no go bc of the vertical bars?
    4. Any link recommendations for cages? I know a lot of people build theirs, I do not trust my craftsmanship to do that.

    Thank you all in advance!!
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    She is probably ready to move to her first baby cage now. The cage in the pic is a great cage but itís a little too big for a first baby cage. You need a cage that has a low profile. When they are first learning to climb they are clumsy and can fall. By minimizing the height of the cage you can lower the risk of injury. Of course you would pad the bottom of the cage with fleece for soft landings.

    Vertical bars isnít a deal breaker but yes, they climb horizontal bars better.

    Iíll try to find the link to a good first baby cage but it will be later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    She is probably ready to move to her first baby cage now. The cage in the pic is a great cage but itís a little too big for a first baby cage. You need a cage that has a low profile. When they are first learning to climb they are clumsy and can fall. By minimizing the height of the cage you can lower the risk of injury. Of course you would pad the bottom of the cage with fleece for soft landings.

    Vertical bars isnít a deal breaker but yes, they climb horizontal bars better.

    Iíll try to find the link to a good first baby cage but it will be later today.

    Thank you so much, HRT4SQRLS!!!

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