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spastic_jedi 12-24-2009 08:31 AM

Hibernation attempt
I fell asleep at around 3 am and moose was wandering his cage but not running in his wheel like usual... i noticed my room had a bit of a draft so i found the culprit and got rid of it... i fell asleep pretty quickly after that... i woke up around 7 am to turn his light on and he was curled up when i realized his wheel hadnt been touched so i went to pick him up and he wouldnt uncurl.... i held him for a little bit and got my mom to heat up a magic bad and put that under his blanket i was holding him in... he fell asleep for about 5 seconds and very easily uncurled for me to hold him.... he is really active still but his belly is a little cool... he is warm enough however to go back into his cage since i have heated it more readily for now but he went straight back to his bed... he isnt curled up... he is snoozing as he normallly does... buried and stretched out... I am nervous though... I know it has been said that if they do it once they will do it again... I am a little nervous because this is his first hibernation attempt and I've never dealt with one before...

what can I do before I go to work for the day to make sure he doesnt do this again while i am gone?

smhufflepuff 12-24-2009 09:16 AM

Re: Hibernation attempt
Sounds like you have it handled pretty well - you warmed him up and found a draft and blocked that off. Make sure his belly is warm before you leave and turn the temperature up a degree or two for the next few days.

krbshappy71 12-24-2009 02:09 PM

Re: Hibernation attempt
Light on, temp up, and definitely check him as soon as you get home. Do you have anything like a Snuggle Safe disk in case he wants a little extra warmth right now? Just to be preventative.

spastic_jedi 12-24-2009 02:24 PM

Re: Hibernation attempt
Yeah. I bought him a bigger cage today and it is a little deeper so the drafts cant get in... i felt his belly its not as warm as i'd like it to be but it isnt really "cool" either... its kind of in the midddle... I gave him a little snuggly pet bed he usually plays with when he is out of his cage and he is curled up in it right now... I am going to check on him once i get in... he seems to be doing better... i think he jsut caught that draft last night and it chilled him a bit too much... its warmer in here now though...

hollow97 12-24-2009 04:54 PM

Re: Hibernation attempt
i think that is funny and not but i have a heating pad heat lamp and all kinds of stuff that keeps destinee warm all day and night


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