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Old 05-10-2015, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Possible light induced hibernation

Mogwai has had a bit of a disruption in her sleep schedule which I think is causing a possible hibernation. She went with me to work one day last week so was up during the day. Also, she sleeps in our dining room which is normally very dark at night, but my boyfriend has been playing video games in there late at night over the last week or so, so it's been brighter than usual.

Mogwai hasn't been wheeling for the past few nights and I haven't noticed much signs of her normal voracious appetite. I did wake her up around 4am the night before last (keeping the room very dark) and she peed, drank some water and ate a little. However, last night she did not use her wheel or her bathroom. She does seem sluggish.

I know what to do for a temp induced hibernation, but what should I be doing when it's light induced? I will be turning a light on in the room she's in today during the day and tonight, I will make sure it's very dark as usual. Anything else I can do?
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just get her back onto her normal light schedule. She is probably sluggish from sleeping so much with the lights being on a lot and catching up on sleep from being up during the day. She should be okay. Too much light is less of a problem than to little light. She probably isn't hibernating but just sluggish from oversleeping. As long as she is eating and drinking, she should be okay. If your boyfriend does want to stay up later, you can drape a blanket over her cage, avoiding any heating elements, to make it dark for her while he is up. Also keep the video game noises as low as possible.
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Thanks! That's what I'm working on tonight. I'm going to set my alarm for 2am so I can be sure to wake her up while it's dark, hopefully that will start to get her back in the swing of things. I made sure it was bright all day today.... keeping my fingers crossed!
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Mogwai was happy to snuggle last night - not being sluggish at all. Then I put her in her cage and she ate, drank and went into her hogloo. I woke up this morning to poop and pee under her wheel. Yay! I still can't believe how happy I can be about poop.
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Welcome to the "happy about poop" club! Every hedgie owner ends up a part of it after the first time their hedgehog has attempted hibernation, been sick, or just decided to scare the heck out of us. Healthy poops are such a wonderful thing! Glad your little girl is back to normal.
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