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Old 09-29-2014, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so I was gone for the weekend and left my girls in the care of my grandfather, who seemed pretty capable to care for them, especially for the two days. I ran everything by him so many times until I was sure he got it. So I came back after school today to find out my light was on! I know he checked them last night and I would check them today, so if the light was on all night then what could happen? I am really panicked right now. They seemed okay, just sleeping. It was a dim light, one that was adjustable. So it was set really dim, which makes me think he wasn't aware it was even on, so it might have been on Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday night! How many health problems can this cause? Should I look for anything?
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had this happen with Penny the day we installed the timer. It malfunctioned and the light was on all night. However, the only thing that happened is that she slept all night, all the next day and was very very active the next night. From what I understand is that a one off night isn't going to harm your girls.

Oh I just read that the light may have been on all weekend. Not sure about that. They may not have eaten if the light was on. I would ask him if he noticed their food intake. However, Penny ate the night the light was on, she just didn't run or move that much.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hold on. I understand. Don't panic though (says anxiety girl) it won't help. Most likely the little ones will be just fine and thinking they are at the equator during summer equinox. This is very different from being at the north pole during winter equinox. They should be warm and toasty, ready for a regular night. Don't over compensate. Just get them back to their regular schedule. Keep an eye on them. It should be just fine.
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Thanks so much! I was really worried for a while, especially if they ate or drank. I am assuming that he just filled it to the top of the bowl (I only fill it half because they only eat half every night) and its slightly touched, most likely by Phoebe. I'll just do everything the same as if nothing happened and hopefully they'll just have lots and lots of energy tonight!
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