Is a heating lamp completely necessary? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree5Likes
  • 2 Post By Kalandra
  • 3 Post By Nancy
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Mrs.Lovette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 44
Default Is a heating lamp completely necessary?

So, I'm getting a hedgehog soon and even though I've been doing a lot of research, I haven't really seen a lot of people with heat lamps in their hedgehogs cage. I always read they need to be kept in an environment between 70 and 80 degrees, though, so I had planned on keeping my hedgehog's cage in a room with a space heater so that, if my parents want to turn the AC below that, I can still keep the room that the hedgehog is in warmer.
However, if a heat lamp is totally necessary, does anyone have any brand recommendations that are relatively inexpensive?
Mrs.Lovette is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-28-2014, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,580
Default

No. It is only necessary to keep their living environment warm at all times. I have never used a heat lamp as a primary heat source. I prefer oil-filled space heaters, they provide a nice even temperature and work well for my hedgehogs' room.
nikki and Lilysmommy like this.
Kalandra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2014, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
Hooked on Hogs
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 8,950
Default

Most hedgehogs do best a a temperature between 74-76. 70 is too low for most hedgehogs and especially air conditioned 70 is too low. Air conditioned air always feels colder than heated air at the same temperature.

I use CHE's for hedgehogs in quarantine, but the others have an oil filled heater in their room.

Both types of heating have their own advantages. For those with more than one hedgehog, especially if they have multiples, the oil filled space heater is a better option. Someone with only one or two hedgehogs, or isn't able to dedicate a room to the hedgehogs and the human doesn't like the room as warm as the hedgehog/s need, then the CHE is an ideal option.
__________________
* * * Nancy * * *

Retired from breeding

Rescue contact for both the Hedgehog Welfare Society and the IHA
Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home


http://freewebs.com/thehedgieden/
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Type of Heating Lamp to Purchase? pip Heating 2 01-06-2014 12:56 PM
Heating Lamp? chris-chris Heating 4 05-13-2013 09:46 AM
"Ceramic" Heating lamp melting?! Alpheus Heating 4 11-09-2012 09:51 AM
Ceramic Heating Lamp Is this ok? Shell Heating 4 09-02-2012 04:32 AM
Best heating lamp? habs_chick Heating 3 03-14-2011 08:03 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum