Temperature Question - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Aj.t
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2019, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 4
Default Temperature Question

Hi I’m a first time hedgie owner and I’m a bit confused about what to use for his heating. Our house is usually around 74-75 so I just bought a CHE lamp with a dimmer and it came with a thermometer. I figured this would be fine but I woke up this morning and our house was kinda chilly since we literally went from over 90 outside the other day to only in the 60’s today. His thermometer said it was right at 74 but now I’m worried about the temperature dropping while I’m asleep or not home. Do I have to replace my CHE lamp with a different one that has a thermostat connected already or is there a thermostat I can buy that will somehow attach to my current lamp. I have the Flukers CHE clamp lamp with attached dimmer and a 100W bulb. I just don’t want my little man to turn into a popsicle overnight while I’m sleeping so any help would be greatly appreciated!
OhManner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-04-2019, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
Aj.t's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 466

You can definitely buy a separate thermostat and it’s pretty cheap! I’m assuming you’re in the US since we’re talking about this ridiculous weather, so check out chewy.com. They’ve got all the supplies you might need for a great price. Generally, African Pygmy hedgehogs thrive in a constant 72-80. I use that gap because some do adjust and even do well in the lower or extreme, but a good average would be around 76. House temps don’t usually provide a good enough gauge as to what the hedgie enclosure is, so I’d encourage getting the thermostat so you don’t have to worry about turning it on/off! Depending on the length of his enclosure, two lamps might be beneficial. I have two for Christina’s house cause it’s a longer enclosure than it is wide and two heats hers more evenly. Play around with what you have to see what works for you, though!
Mecki likes this.
Aj.t is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum