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Old 01-04-2016, 12:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok thank you! I know this may be a dumb question but the petsmart around my area doesn't supply CHE. Is there a store that you can recommend where I can go tomorrow to get one? I'm not worried about money when it comes to my hedgies survival. I feel as if the breeder kept telling me that it was unecessary to have a CHE but after reading a bunch on this website it is critical. Just need to find where to get one ASAP.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That's odd that your Petsmart wouldn't have one. It would normally be with the reptile supplies. I would double check there. Do you have a Petco? They should have it also. Aside from that, if there are any reptile supply stores where you live, I would go there. Worst case scenario, I would turn up the heat in the house and order from Amazon if you can't find anything tomorrow.
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Go on google and look up reptile stores near you and call.

I found the CHE lamp petco but not the bulb and I found it that way.
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Make sure you also get a thermostat to control the CHE. Some reptile stores will try to sell you a rheostat but they are not the same thing.
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Put things she can snuggle in fleece, fluffy shirts anything so she can sleep in and keep warm. Most likely hibernating or maybe she was just cold

I've seen you post this a few times now and I just want to say that if the cage isn't kept at a warm enough temperature then adding fleece etc to the cage isn't going to help. The hedgehog will get warm in the fleece, just like a person in a bed, and isn't going to want to come out into the rest of the cage if its colder. The air in the cage has to be kept at a constant warm enough temperature. Just adding fleece isn't going to help.
Im aware of that but its better than nothing right? Obviously she needs a heater but maybe she cant get one right now ! So a fleece is better than nothing into she gets a heater.
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Im aware of that but its better than nothing right? Obviously she needs a heater but maybe she cant get one right now ! So a fleece is better than nothing into she gets a heater.
When it comes to heat, there is no acceptable replacement. Fleece without a heat source won't prevent hibernation attempts.
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Im aware of that but its better than nothing right? Obviously she needs a heater but maybe she cant get one right now ! So a fleece is better than nothing into she gets a heater.
When it comes to heat, there is no acceptable replacement. Fleece without a heat source won't prevent hibernation attempts.
True heat is always a requirement! Fleece could be a temporary heat source but never a permenant. Keep her/him as warm as possible! Into you get a heater which you should get ASAP.
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Im aware of that but its better than nothing right? Obviously she needs a heater but maybe she cant get one right now ! So a fleece is better than nothing into she gets a heater.
No its not better than anything. It can give people the wrong impression that fleece can stop a hibernation attempt. It's dangerous advice and you need to stop saying it. Fleece isn't going to keep them warm.
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