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Old 05-23-2015, 02:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Uneven heat temps, hibernation.

Silly question. We've built a massive c&c unit for our two hedgies. There is a base, a 2X4 cage and then a 2x3 cage overlapping half of the bigger cage. I have used solid plastic panels for the back and sides to help retain a bit more heat. I am using CHE's to heat and a large floor lamp on a timer for appropriate day/night lighting. While I am getting the cages to an appropriate level of 74-76*, there are spots in the cages that are a couple of degrees lower. I don't think more CHE's are the solution. Are hedgies smart enough(for lack of a better word) to stay I the warmer areas? This probably sounds nuts but I'm slightly concerned they may find a cooler corner and hibernate. It's only off by a couple of degrees and just in a couple of small places.....
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What size domes are you using? You'd want to use the 10in size domes to spread the heat out better. Could you show us a picture of your setup? I'd like to see how you have everything arranged.
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are both hedgehogs housed in one cage?
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know how to post a picture. I have to do it from my phone or an iPad. If you can tell me how, I'll surely try They're in separate cages but they are made from c&c, so the cages are stacked, one on top of the other. I have 10inch domes, connected to thermostats.
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