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Old 12-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, my town is currently under a winter storm warning and I need to know how to keep my hedgehog warm if the power goes out. A few years ago we had a really bad winter storm and our power was out for like two days. So if anyone knows how I can keep her warm if that happens please let me know.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This actually happened to me with a tornado a few weeks ago, and we lost power. I went to walmart and got those handwarmers that you can find in the camping section, and I put those in her cage where she sleeps. Just be careful that you wrap them in something because they can get hot, and if your hedgie is like mine, they might try to eat it! I actually ended up putting them in a pair of my boyfriends socks, because that way my hedgehog could still drag them around, but she couldnt eat them, and would not get burned. Also, wrap her cage in blankets!
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Lucky for you, this has been tackled a few times in the archives! And lucky for your hedgehog, you're planning in advance.

Nancy has a big write-up of everything to do to prepare.

This thread talks about using handwarmers and snugglesafe discs. Apparently handwarmers require good airflow because they consume oxygen, so a snugglesafe disc is a better option. Hot water bottles wrapped in fabric are also an option. If you're home, cuddling to share warmth is totally an option.

You can also buy battery-powered heaters, or UPS backups for your current heating setup, but that's a more costly option.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you to everyone who has replied. That list is a good thing to have and I will definitely start making an emergency supply box. I can't really get to a store because it's already sleeting and ice had already formed but I will use what I can to keep my baby warm! (lol I'm listening to the weather channel talking about black ice and power outages right now)
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thats a good point....she made and I am really glad there are articles on this sort of topic.
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