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Old 02-25-2015, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Cold Problems

Recently we've been having a problem with our hedgehog where we put her to bed on her warm pad, and she sleeps there happily until it's time to get up for her night-time run, food etc... But then instead of going back into her blanket on the warm pad, she digs her bedding out of the floor of the cage so she's sitting on the cold plastic and drags her blanket off the warm area.

We're worried because she keeps waking up very cold in the morning and wobbling as she walks. Once she's warmed up she's absolutely back to normal but it's worrying having to do it every morning and I'm worried she'll attempt to hibernate if this keeps happening.

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This is one reason heating pads aren't a good heating source. If she's cold and wobbling, that IS a hibernation attempt, so you need to fix things ASAP. Repeated hibernation attempts, especially if this is happening every morning, are not healthy at all and can lead to URIs. I would highly suggest getting either a space heater or a CHE set up so you can heat her entire cage to a safe temperature. Until you can get one of those, it would be best to turn the temperature up in the room/house to 74-75* if at all possible.
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Not only can semi-hibernation like this for a longer period of time lead to URIs, it can also harm the internal organs (leading to worse symptoms of illness and possible death). I agree with Lilysmommy, get a CHE or space heater ASAP so she can be at a comfortable temperature.
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Thanks for the replies!
For now I've turned the heating up to 23 or so and put some more blankets down in the cage so she can't sit on the cold plastic part of it. That worked well last night and Bread is all toasty in her blankets.
I've ordered a CHE, hopefully that'll be here soon, but in the meantime this should work.

Thanks again!
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Thanks for the replies!
For now I've turned the heating up to 23 or so and put some more blankets down in the cage so she can't sit on the cold plastic part of it. That worked well last night and Bread is all toasty in her blankets.
I've ordered a CHE, hopefully that'll be here soon, but in the meantime this should work.

Thanks again!
Depending on how big your cage is you may want to order two CHE's. I have 2 150W CHE's and live in Glasgow. They do an excellent job of keeping Erin's cage warm. Another thing that you will need is a thermometer. It's really important that you know how warm the temp is.

Is your cage sitting on the floor? It will be easier to heat if it is off the ground.
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