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Old 12-13-2012, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My 2 yr old Hedgie used to run every night, but now he spends his time sleeping the entire day. he would just come out to eat every once in a while. now hes just all curled up in his house all day. i dont see him move or walk around as much as he used to.
I thought now that its winter, maybe my room is cold for him (its not cold for me, but i know hedgehogs are sensitive to cold). So i bought a heating pad for him, but i called the company to confirm how it works, and the lady suggested i get him a heat emitter. in the meantime, i gave him a human heating pad. I put it under the glass tank and...i barely feel it. its warm but not TOO warm. he doesnt like it. he makes sure to sleep outside the box and away from the heating pad.

what do i do??? im so worried.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: not as active anymore :(

Get a ceramic heat emitter (CHE) or a small space heater. Also, get a thermometer to keep track of the temperature in his cage. If he hasn't had a heat source so far, then yes, that's almost definitely the reason he's less active. He may be in the early stages of attempting hibernation as well.

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