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Old 11-08-2014, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgehog is Hibernating even though I have several Heaters :(

Hi everyone!

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!
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Perhaps get a second CHE and put it above her wheel, or get a space heater and run that next to her cage.
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