|11-08-2014, 02:33 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2014
Hedgehog is Hibernating even though I have several Heaters :(
I've had my hedgehog Twiggy for almost 3 years now and I've never had an issue with hibernation. She has a ceramic light heater, I don't remember exactly what its called, and also one of those microwavable pet pads that stay warm for about 6 hours. She hibernated last night because she decided to sleep under her wheel which doesn't get any heat. Does anyone have any suggestions to help stop this from happening again?
Her heaters are not too hot, I haven't adjusted them and she's never had that issue.
Also, she is very happy and warm sitting on my lap
Thanks for any suggestions!
|11-08-2014, 02:41 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Hooked on Hogs
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
What temperature is her cage?
As they get older, they often need a warmer environment than when they are young. This may be age related so try keeping the cage a bit warmer. Hibernation attempts can also be a sign of a health issue.
* * * Nancy * * *
Retired from breeding
Rescue contact for both the Hedgehog Welfare Society and the IHA
Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home
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