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Old 08-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i went to get my little hedgie out tonight and she was very cold, couldnt walk etc. We warmed her immediately on my stomach under my jumper and she stayed there for 3+ hours, snoozing but rousable and quickly got back to her normal self. She ate some mealies and drank a bit of water but now I've put her back in her cage she's just sleeping. Huffing when I go in though so I know she's "awake" and rousable. Ive turned the heating up so she should be warmer im just worried that she's not out playing. Is this normal after a hibernation attempt?
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know. I have not faced that issue and pray I never do. I would guess though she may still be groggy and unfocused. I would give her a few days. Keep her warm. Check on her regularly, kinda like you would with a person with a concussion. Just keep extra close tabs on her.
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Yup, it's not unusual. Hibernation attempts are stressful on their body and they usually will be a bit quieter & may sleep a bit more after one. She might not eat quite as much as normal tonight either (though she very well might do so - just warning in case). She should go back to normal tomorrow night or soon. If she continues to act "off", or if you experience another attempt, or she shows URI signs (sneezing, runny nose, wheezy breathing, etc.), then I'd take her in to the vet.

Do you have a thermometer for her cage & know what temperature it is? If not, you should get one, a digital thermometer (preferably with a probe). You want to make sure to keep the temperature of her cage a bit warmer from now on, and steady. If you don't have a heating set up, it might be a good idea to look into one of them as well
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Thank you. I just checked on her and she's still alive! No, I don't have a thermometer but im off to get one today and find out about heating set ups. I'm using an extra large zoozone which is plastic so I'm not sure if I'll need to get a viv in order to get a heater? Any ideas? Terrible owner I know It had been really warm here in the UK up until a few days ago and it didnt click that hegi might not be quite warm enough.
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You're not a terrible owner. This is a situation that's going to be repeated by numerous other hedgie owners in the next 3 months or so, it happens every fall. It's something that doesn't occur to many people, even if they know hedgies have certain temp requirements. While we're talking about it, I'll remind you that hedgies also need 12-14 hours of light daily as well, and that is another thing that can cause hibernation issues in the fall, when natural light starts to lessen each day. So if you don't already, it might be a good idea to put a light on a timer near her cage to make sure she gets enough!

I'm not really sure about zoozones. I think I'd be a little leery of using a CHE set up with them because they're so enclosed. If you do try to use one, definitely make sure you have a thermostat with it, and I would use only a 60-watt or 100-watt & see how it goes. I'm pretty sure I"ve read of others from the UK using CHE set ups with zoozones, but you're right that a viv would probably work better with one. Another option is using a space heater to heat the whole room she's in, but that can be a bit more expensive on the heating bill, and not everyone wants that warm of a room!
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