|11-13-2013 03:51 PM|
|TheSmellyHedgie||We have a heater/air conditioner in our basement (our house is new so there are no radiators). The temperature is around 21-23 Celsius in the winter.|
|11-13-2013 01:45 PM|
http://www.westcoasthedgehogs.com/fi.../download.html This is Lizardgirl's book. It's the most recent, accurate book you're going to find anywhere. This is a very valuable resource that many users on this website use (and have).
Also, I have a few questions....how hot is your home over the winter? What do you heat your home with?
|11-13-2013 08:14 AM|
|TheSmellyHedgie||Thanks for the quick response I haven't come across a book I've been researching through the web and watching youtube videos (snowdrophedgie). Thanks for the website ill check it out later today.|
|11-13-2013 12:26 AM|
Yes, you'll need a thermostat. It regulates the temperature, turning the CHE off and on as needed. Without one, the CHE is always going full-tilt, burning the bulb out sooner, and always heating the cage even when not necessary (potentially over-heating your tiny friend).
For us north of the border, it seems like not a whole lot of pet shops carry them, and shipping from the US is always a pain. Check out Pets & Pond as a Canadian mail-order company with decent prices.
While you're doing research, have you come across this awesome book?
|11-13-2013 12:03 AM|
Heating in the winter
Hey hedgie fanciers,
I am fantasizing about the possibility of getting a hedgehog soon and i've been planning for the off chance I do get one. I was wondering do you need a thermostat or does the temperature not fluctuate a lot with CHE'S? I would rather spend the money on making my cage nicer (buying extra fleece) but if its a mandatory item ill spend a bit less on the cage (I have around $250 for the cage and supplies).
The hypothetical hedgehog owner