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Old 10-30-2017, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, first post here, so if this isn't where this should be posted, I'm sorry.
I have one hedgehog named Ziggy who lives in the same cage with another female, who is my little sisters, Luna. they live in a modified dresser that's been turned into a two story cage and it's placed near a vent so the heat warms their cage. I guess we've been having trouble with the heating the past couple nights because yesterday Luna attempted hibernation. I warmed her up slowly and she was fine; ziggy wasn't cold at all. This morning, they were both cold to the touch and barely responsive; once again, i warmed them slowly and now theyre fine. I plan on getting a heat emitter tomorrow but I don't want them attempting again tonight, I was wondering if anybody knew what to do tonight to keep them warm? I put a fleece blanket and a flannel in last night but they kind of ignored them. Sorry for the long winded explanation, just wanted to be thorough. Thank you!!!
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Just so I understand...they each have their own floor in the dresser and are completely separate, right?

As for the heating issue, do you have a space heater?
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Just so I understand...they each have their own floor in the dresser and are completely separate, right?

As for the heating issue, do you have a space heater?
the floors are connected with a ramp and there are snuggle sacks and toys on each floor, but they always end up sleeping in the same one together. they both go up to the top floor daily though.
No, I dont have a space heater.
EDIT: To clarify, they both lived in the same cage at the breeders and slept together there too.
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Your only option is to turn the heat up in the house. Blankets are no good at preventing a hibernation attempt.

Do you have two wheels in the cage?
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Your only option is to turn the heat up in the house. Blankets are no good at preventing a hibernation attempt.

Do you have two wheels in the cage?
I have one wheel in the cage. Ziggy refuses to run on the wheel no matter the conditions, her breeder said she never took to the wheel early on as well. So I only have one. At this point we've fixed the heating temporarily, but I'm thinking that a ceramic heat emitter would be the best option?
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