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Old 01-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Keeps attempting to hibernate :(

What type of heating do you use and do you have a thermometer right in her cage? Is there enough lighting? Has something changed recently that might be allowing a draft on her? Is she at floor level, or under a window.

Sometimes repeated hibernation attempts when heating/lighting/etc is all okay, is a sign of an impending illness. As they age, they often require more heat. Usually this happens closer to 3 or 4, but can happen as young as a year.

What is the temperature that she is hibernating at?
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