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Old 06-01-2011, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So it's 79.5 degrees in my hedgies cage and i just recently moved him next to the window because it's summer and he can get a regular 12 hours of daylight that way if i'm not home in the day time. I've noticed that when i wake up in the morning he's laying out next to his wheel, close to the window, sleeping. Is it normal for him not to sleep in his bag if he's already warm? He wakes up and goes into his bag around the afternoon and then wiggles around in it and digs for a while till he falls back asleep. It's very strange to see the phantom fleece pouch moving around in his cage lol. He's been eating and running normally at night and he just recently got his last set of quills after being quite grumpy for a while. I'm thinking maybe his behavior is changing now that he isn't in so much pain from the quilling anymore? Can anyone explain?
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is he laying on his stomach with his legs sticking out? If he is, he's spatting. The cage should be 73-78, so yours is too hot. Hedgehogs get heat stroke fast and easily, so you may want to take the cage out of the sun. You don't want direct sunlight on the cage. He's young, so he shouldn't need the temperature that high, sometimes when they are older they do, but he's still young.
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