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01-04-2011 05:21 PM
lillieps
Re: Temperature Question

Thanks, Heather! I figured we'd just keep his CHE setup there year-round since it's on a thermostat anyway. I'll look around on the forums and see what else I can find re: ice packs and tiles for hot weather. The tile especially sounds like a good idea, and I think we've still got some sitting around after a flooring project last year.

Since overheating isn't supposed to be as much of a problem ... anyone know offhand the high-end of the safe range of ambient cage temp for hedgehogs?
01-04-2011 04:29 PM
hedgielover
Re: Temperature Question

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Reptile heating pads aren't recommended as your only source of heat as they don't heat the air in the whole cage. If your house isn't heated to a minimum of 72F, your best bet is to go with a ceramic heat emitter hooked to a thermostat.
or a space heater especially if you don't pay utilities. If your apartment is like my old one though you won't need it. It was very easy to keep the temperature warm and steady all the time.

Being too warm is not as dangerous for hedgehogs as being too cold. You should change the water more often (probably at least twice a day) and I believe that ice packs on top of the cage have been recommended in the past. Also some people have suggested putting a ceramic tile in the cage so that the hedgehog has a cooler surface to splat on if they need to cool off. You are right that a fan creates too much draft for a hedgehog but having one in the room that is not pointed at the cage should be ok.

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Originally Posted by lillieps
I was wondering the same thing! We live in the south, and usually keep our A/C upwards of 80 or so during the summer in the day while we're all gone at work/school. Will be interested in seeing responses!
A/C feels colder than heat even if it is set to the same temperature. Therefore it is recommended that the A/C be set a few degrees higher than what you normally heat your hedgehog's cage to. 80 should not be a problem for your hedgehog just make sure it doesn't dip very far at night you might still need a heat source for your hedgehog during the summer just in case of temperature fluctuations at night or due to air conditioning.
01-04-2011 10:59 AM
susanaproenca
Re: Temperature Question

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Originally Posted by penelopesmum
Hi,
I'm a new owner for a cute female hedgehog. I'm very aware of the temperature in her cage. We have a digital therm. with a little reptile heating pad placed on the side. During the winter there is no problem as my apartment building has the heat on all the time. She seems very active and content. However, we have a question about summertime. We don't have air conditioning and for the most part can live without it. We live in the city so in the summer the temp is quite nice but for about a month or two it will stay over 95 degrees F. My question is how can we keep her cool during this time? I thought about a small fan but I worry the draft may be too much. I also thought about putting cold ice packs on top of the cage to help cool it off.

Thank You!
Reptile heating pads aren't recommended as your only source of heat as they don't heat the air in the whole cage. If your house isn't heated to a minimum of 72F, your best bet is to go with a ceramic heat emitter hooked to a thermostat.
01-03-2011 11:29 PM
lillieps
Re: Temperature Question

I was wondering the same thing! We live in the south, and usually keep our A/C upwards of 80 or so during the summer in the day while we're all gone at work/school. Will be interested in seeing responses!
01-03-2011 09:20 PM
penelopesmum
Temperature Question

Hi,
I'm a new owner for a cute female hedgehog. I'm very aware of the temperature in her cage. We have a digital therm. with a little reptile heating pad placed on the side. During the winter there is no problem as my apartment building has the heat on all the time. She seems very active and content. However, we have a question about summertime. We don't have air conditioning and for the most part can live without it. We live in the city so in the summer the temp is quite nice but for about a month or two it will stay over 95 degrees F. My question is how can we keep her cool during this time? I thought about a small fan but I worry the draft may be too much. I also thought about putting cold ice packs on top of the cage to help cool it off.

Thank You!

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