Originally Posted by Ria
The area the heat lamp is over is aways slighly higher in temp. The edges of my cage are 25.5 degrees and the middle is 26ish degrees
The only way you'll know if its too cold or hot for your hedgehog is by seeing how they are in the cage at the temp you have it.
So should I focus on trying to heat the rest of the cage to 75 - 78 while the center remains 80? Or should I focus on the center? I figure since you said the spot below the emitter is usually the hottest that means 80 is okay for that spot?