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Old 12-18-2011, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wattage help?

I read somewhere that a 10in dome is needed for a CHE, and the wattage depends on how big or airy the cage is. I cant remember quite what size my mom and I decided on a C&C, but I'm almost positive it's 30" x 44" . It's a kit ordered from http://www.guineapigzone.com/c-and-c...-cac-cage-kits, so 6 inch high coroplast is given.
He'll be raised slightly off the floor in my room, away from windows/drafts.
I'm just not good at math and not sure how to convert it so I know what wattage to get.
If someone would be willing to help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it! I have some time before my hoglet moves in, but I can't help but be as prepared as possible.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The wattage also depends on how warm you want your cage to be, and what the temperature of the room is. For example, your cage is about the same size as what my C&C is. With my cage, I need to keep it around 78-81 for my hedgie. I have two 150 watt CHEs, and have to keep my room around 75 degrees or higher. Her cage is also located on the floor though (can't really raise it off the floor with how my room is) and on a wall that has an attic behind it. You can also wrap blankets around the cage to help hold heat in, you just have to be very careful to keep them away from the CHE lamps. I had a hole melted in a fleece blanket once because it was resting up against one of my lamps.
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