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Old 10-22-2017, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile What do your do if your electricity runs out for a long time?

I am thinking of getting a hedgie!
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please post your question in the thread instead of just in the title.

What do you mean by a long time? A few hours a few days?
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A few days nikki. Thanks for replieing.
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Next time I will post the question in the message as well nikki.
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https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...e-heating.html
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sam, how old are you by any chance?

And there's a few things. Heat pad, but you have to be careful with them. Most of them could simply end up burning your hedgehog and hurting him.. You could just give him enough blankets to let him burrow in and let him stay warm that way. Depending on the season, I don't know how well that would work though.
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Blankets won't keep them warm enough in a power outage and heating pads won't work without power.
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aren't there like the heating pads that chemically activate? Like some hand warmers, but you'd have to make sure not to burn the little guy.. and there's some that are reusable?
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Body heat is a good bet. I'd snuggle with the little guy, but this isn't a good solution if you aren't at home all day and night. Honestly you need electricity with good reliability if you are going to keep a Hedgehog as a pet. If you can't provide them that, unfortunately they may not be the right pet for you.

Unless you have money for a powerful generator that can keep the heat and lights on for days, there aren't too many reliable and safe methods to keep a Hedgehog at an acceptable temperature.

Based on how you write I'm assuming you're a young person, possibly a teenager or younger, so for the moment I'd wait on getting a Hedgehog until you're a bit older. Heat and light are the absolute barebone necessities for keeping a Hedgehog alive, if you can't reliably provide those I don't think it's a good idea. Hedgehogs are helpless pets without a LOT of care from their owners. I'd keep reading, researching and maybe you could volunteer at a Hedgehog rescue if you're old enough so you know what you're getting into before buying one or asking your parents to do so.
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