Hibernation Prevention - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Unhappy Hibernation Prevention

Hey guys!

Lately my little girl has (I think) been trying to hibernate. Her tank is at an ideal temperature, so I'm pretty sure that's not why she's doing it.

My question--has anyone used lighting in their setups to prevent hibernation?

I read on a UK blog that if your hedgie doesn't get enough light each day (even though they are sleeping) they could try to go into hibernation.

Thoughts/Opionions/Experiences?
Miss.Mo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 595
Default Re: Hibernation Prevention

Tank?

And yes we all use light set ups, if they dont get a daily around 10 hours or so they can attempt yes. That's why I freak on my dad when he turns my lights off!
__________________
[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/]

[/url




Dallas Came Home April 21st 2012
Shade and Oliver came Home September 9th 2012

http://spiritwolves1.deviantart.com/
SpiritWolves1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Lilysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 11,963
Default Re: Hibernation Prevention

Yes, lighting is just as important as temperature in preventing hibernation. It's usually necessary to have a light on near the cage that's turned on in the morning and off at night in order to make sure they get 12-14 hours of light. A lot of people will just put the light on a timer, so they don't have to worry about forgetting it. If they don't get enough light, that signals to their brain just like cooler temperatures do and tells their body that it's hibernation time.

If you get her on a regular light schedule and she's still getting cool, you might want to try bumping the temperature up a degree or two anyway (especially if she's not a baby...sometimes they can get more temp-sensitive as they get older), and if neither of those things help, it's time for a vet visit to see if there's something else wrong.
__________________
~*~*~ Kelsey ~*~*~

RIP my sweet Lily ~ 6/12/08 - 1/20/12
Lilysmommy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help please.. Possible hibernation? Miss_Gala General Questions 5 04-16-2020 03:14 PM
Fatty Liver Disease prevention? llankfo General Questions 2 05-04-2013 10:46 AM
Revolution used as a prevention? Hedgies<3 Mites 2 12-16-2012 12:10 PM
Hibernation Nancy Hibernation 0 08-25-2008 06:19 PM
Hibernation Nancy Hedgehog Health FAQs and Important Topics 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:45 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum