I'm not sure if I just have a messy hedgehog or...? He's a really sweet guy. But his cage is a PAIN to clean. Every night he poops all over his wheel, runs in it, and then it dries to a plaster. I have to take apart the cage to get the wheel out, and then take apart the wheel, which is also a pain. Then I have to scrub it for about twenty minuites. Also, my original plan was to just pick up the poop in his cage every day. But he runs in that too, and it dries onto the fleece liners. And it SMELLS! I've tried littertraining and he just won't. So every day I have to take out the fleece liner and shake it out, and I have to change/wash it completely every half week. He also poops right under his waterbottle, and when he drinks it drips onto it and swells up really big. . And then, of course, I have to give him a footbath every day. So overall it's about 30 minuites to clean his cage EVERY DAY! Is this normal? Here's the wheel I have: http://www.transoniq.com/ . I hate it. I hope to get this wheel: http://www.carolinastormhedgehogs.com/the-carolina-storm-wheel.html, which has great reviews, seems easy to clean, and tilts so that his his poop rolls off onto the litter pan under it. Any suggestions? Sorry to complain...I love the little guy, of course. Here's a picture of him. Oh, and we got rid of the aspen, as I said, and have fleece now.