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Old 04-02-2014, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My little girl was acting lethargic last night, and tonight she could barely wake up or walk. I read a lot online and it sounds like she was trying to hibernate. Her cage is plenty warm, but we had recently given her a bath and I don't think she ever warmed up enough afterwards. I took her out tonight and warmed her belly on my hands, then warmed up some fleece and wrapped her up in it. She ate a little food and is just laying there taking it easy. Is there anything else I can do to help her recover? I plan on checking her tummy in the morning and rewarming her blanket. I just want to make sure I'm doing everything humanly possible to help her right now.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You did a good job for now. In the future, it'd be better to keep her out, either under your shirt or on a heating pad set on low until she's completely warmed up. A warmed-up blanket doesn't stay warm for long, so you want to have her out until you know she's completely warm.

Definitely make sure you keep her out after a bath in the future until she's completely dry. For after baths, I usually used two towels and a few fleece blankets for Lily - out of the bath & into a towel to hang out while I cleaned up, out of that towel & into the second for a rub down, then into a fleece blanket & we went to sit down and cuddle. As we cuddled (I made sure we had at least 1-2 hours to cuddle after a bath), I switched her into dry fleece blankets every so often to make sure she wasn't staying damp from the blanket. Might have been overkill, but it worked for us!
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you so much!! She's doing better today. She actually walked pretty steadily into her igloo, last night all she could do was crawl and she was so shaky. I have never been so scared. I'm about to check on her again and take her out for some cuddle time. Thanks again!
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