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Old 06-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to keep hedgie cool enough in summer?

What are some ways to keep hedgies at a comfortable temperature during the summer? My apartment really holds in the heat and it doesn't have great air circulation, so even if I leave the back door open and a fan on it still gets very hot. I don't have air conditioning, unfortunately. The breeder said I could freeze a bottle of water and set it in a corner of the cage during the day and that would help. Is that safe? Any other ideas?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think a cold water bottle or a cold towel?
Or I think a more effective way without getting the cage wet is those stones... that when you touch are usually always cold even when holding it for a long time
im sure u can find some for cheap a small thin slab you can put in the corner so the hedgehog can lay on and stuff
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I'm planning on putting this in their cages this summer when the heat gets too high! http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... nt=Default
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That is perfectly safe to do. You can also put in ceramic tiles that they can splat on. We currently have a tile in all of our boys homes, because our bedroom is also very good at holding onto heat.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sweet! I'll pick up some stone-type thing this weekend. Thanks!
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If you go to any kind of home improvement store, you can find granite/marble/etc. floor tiles for very cheap. I think I got Lily's marble tile for like $0.87 and it was probably 8" x 8" or so - pretty big!

My room gets to 85-86* in the summer...blegh. I used to put cold packs on top of a towel on top of her cage, since cold air sinks. It'd bring the cage down a degree or two, at least, which made me feel a bit better. If you want to put a frozen water bottle inside the cage, I don't see a problem with it - you could wrap it with a towel to keep it from getting everything wet, and to keep the hedgehog from touching it directly.
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