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Old 12-21-2016, 06:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I got my hedgehog a couple weeks ago this morning I woke up and checked on her got her out for a few minutes and noticed that she was taking more time to uncurl and when she did he belly was cool not cold but cool I wrapped a warm shirt around her and held her after a little bit she wanted to walk around so I let her she walked completely fine but her belly was still cool I put a heating blanket under her cage and a warm water bottle with her and her belly feels warmer then it did this morning but not really warm she is hissing at me when I get close to her as usual so she is acting herself now but can I do anything else to help her and btw I keep the room at a constant temp of 70f and she has been fine until now but I read me having the light off yesterday and just using the light outside could of caused it.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I got my hedgehog a couple weeks ago this morning I woke up and checked on her got her out for a few minutes and noticed that she was taking more time to uncurl and when she did he belly was cool not cold but cool I wrapped a warm shirt around her and held her after a little bit she wanted to walk around so I let her she walked completely fine but her belly was still cool I put a heating blanket under her cage and a warm water bottle with her and her belly feels warmer then it did this morning but not really warm she is hissing at me when I get close to her as usual so she is acting herself now but can I do anything else to help her and btw I keep the room at a constant temp of 70f and she has been fine until now but I read me having the light off yesterday and just using the light outside could of caused it.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I got my hedgehog a couple weeks ago this morning I woke up and checked on her got her out for a few minutes and noticed that she was taking more time to uncurl and when she did he belly was cool not cold but cool I wrapped a warm shirt around her and held her after a little bit she wanted to walk around so I let her she walked completely fine but her belly was still cool I put a heating blanket under her cage and a warm water bottle with her and her belly feels warmer then it did this morning but not really warm she is hissing at me when I get close to her as usual so she is acting herself now but can I do anything else to help her and btw I keep the room at a constant temp of 70f and she has been fine until now but I read me having the light off yesterday and just using the light outside could of caused it.
You will be better off starting your own thread. Do you have a thermometer in the cage? What heating system do you have) light schedule?
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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No I use a space heater and I had it set at 70 because she seemed comfortable and she stayed warm and I turn the light on between 730-745 and off around 530-600 because she gets up to eat but the day before it happened I just used the natural light because I was going to be gone all day
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Natural light isn't going to cut it. You need an artificial light source. And the light schedule must be consistent of 12-14 hours everyday. 70 is little bit too low. Do you have a thermometer in the cage itself? It's super important to know the temperature of the cage.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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They need 12-14 hours of direct light each day. You're only giving your hedgehog 10 hours and that's not enough.
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