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05-05-2019 07:19 AM
Takehertothesea I do have a litter box, fleece strip forest and a little tray under her wheel. The wheel is temporarily out right now because I have to tighten the bolt on it a little more. I noticed it was a little loose when cleaning it.

I took this picture while cleaning her cage out this evening. I have storage with all her stuff below and I had to take down the heat lamp and such while cleaning but you can see her eating with her bowl.

Her wheel has a tray underneath it normally (aluminum cookie tray I get in a pack of 4 from the dollar store so I can easily wipe down or throw away) I’m looking for a more eco friendly tray that’s easy for her to get in and out and easy to clean. She is really good at using her litter box and going where the carefresh bedding is. She won’t go on the fleece or in her cuddle sack. The extra litter box is there just so she has more options.

She is also on a diet poor thing. She got fat! And the vet has me giving her specific portions of food so we are trying to get her a little slimmer.

She has really bad allergies right now too so the fleece is helping with that. I set up a humidifier and air purifier on the other side of the room since her allergies caused her to have such dry skin a few quills fell off.

She’s getting a bath tomorrow and I have some oatmeal prepared to put in the bath and some medicated lotion I got from the vet. She has a hard time in the fall to winter and spring to summer transition with her allergies. I’m also considering putting flax seed oil in her food as I’ve heard that’s helpful for chronic dry skin.

I am using some fleece blankets as a little canopy while I make a proper one for her. I’m planning to get a fleece wheel liner for her wheel so it’s easier on her footsies and I’m going to add two panels to the right side on top of her cage and move the heat lamp to there. I’m making a proper canopy for her to replace the blanket and I’ll have it going in the middle of the cage

She’s not directly under or in line of the air vents but ac doesn’t discriminate so I wanted to keep any dust or air off her.

I’m really excited about this progress because her first cage was a large guinea pig cage and now she has a really good size home with plenty of space to move and exercise.
04-25-2019 11:59 AM
Ria I'd worry more with a heat mat, as they can get burns with them.
And they only really heat the floor rather than the air.
04-25-2019 11:49 AM
jwngr
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Originally Posted by Brooke Lancelot View Post
I've had it on for quite a while now, and the temperature on the thermometer is still lower than 20C.
Should I turn it off now or keep it on till its at the right temperature?
And bad thing about my house is that its never warm on the inside.
I have 5 little guys and my house doesn't get real warm, but I try to keep it at 72 F. I did use the CHE, but they worried me. So I switched to Flukers Heat Mats with Zilla Reptile Habitat Lighting & Terrarium Heat Power Centers and Century Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controllers to make darn sure my boys are safe and warm. They may cost some, but now I don't worry so much.
04-25-2019 07:04 AM
Aj.t She’s adorable and I love the name!
04-24-2019 10:30 PM
Mecki ^ Cute!
The 2nd and 3rd pics suggest you added more stuff (litter tray, forest, towel). Do you have a photo of it all complete with the added things too?
04-24-2019 10:16 PM
Takehertothesea So adding to this discussion I recently upgraded my Coconut to a c&c cage. I got my heat emitter, thermostat controller, and heat lamp dome all for 35 dollars from amazon.

My Coconut loves it and with the thermometer with temperature probes it all cost less than 80 dollars (including the cage parts) for her whole set up. I really like how reliable it is and I can keep track of it too. It was also easy to put together myself.

Liner and accessories were extra but Amazon has everything you need to get a reliable set up for your hedgehog.

I’m in Texas and the temp is normally 75+ during the day right now but at night it still drops to 40-60 depending so I like to have everything prepared in case!
04-23-2019 02:45 AM
Brooke Lancelot Yeah, sadly, it'll only be next month, but I'll definitely get one. And I can believe it'll be alot easier.
04-22-2019 09:09 PM
Mecki It's a shame thermostats are so expensive. One can only do what one can do.

Once you are able to get a thermostat, you will breathe a sigh of relief since it will be sooooo much simpler to keep the temperature regulated. Then, all of this 'try this' and 'try that' should be behind you.
04-22-2019 01:31 PM
Ria It defiantly is, especially when your first trying to get it sorted. It gets easier once you have it set up and everything, it will be easier for you. And less stressful.
04-22-2019 01:28 PM
Brooke Lancelot ;-; I'll have to ask my uncle to help again when I get one 😂 and I'll keep the barred one I have.

Goodness winter is difficult
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