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12-22-2016 07:25 PM
nikki They need 12-14 hours of direct light each day. You're only giving your hedgehog 10 hours and that's not enough.
12-22-2016 07:16 PM
SquirtleSquirt Natural light isn't going to cut it. You need an artificial light source. And the light schedule must be consistent of 12-14 hours everyday. 70 is little bit too low. Do you have a thermometer in the cage itself? It's super important to know the temperature of the cage.
12-22-2016 05:56 PM
Oashersmith No I use a space heater and I had it set at 70 because she seemed comfortable and she stayed warm and I turn the light on between 730-745 and off around 530-600 because she gets up to eat but the day before it happened I just used the natural light because I was going to be gone all day
12-22-2016 12:36 AM
Artemis-Ichiro
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I got my hedgehog a couple weeks ago this morning I woke up and checked on her got her out for a few minutes and noticed that she was taking more time to uncurl and when she did he belly was cool not cold but cool I wrapped a warm shirt around her and held her after a little bit she wanted to walk around so I let her she walked completely fine but her belly was still cool I put a heating blanket under her cage and a warm water bottle with her and her belly feels warmer then it did this morning but not really warm she is hissing at me when I get close to her as usual so she is acting herself now but can I do anything else to help her and btw I keep the room at a constant temp of 70f and she has been fine until now but I read me having the light off yesterday and just using the light outside could of caused it.
You will be better off starting your own thread. Do you have a thermometer in the cage? What heating system do you have) light schedule?
12-21-2016 08:15 PM
Oashersmith I got my hedgehog a couple weeks ago this morning I woke up and checked on her got her out for a few minutes and noticed that she was taking more time to uncurl and when she did he belly was cool not cold but cool I wrapped a warm shirt around her and held her after a little bit she wanted to walk around so I let her she walked completely fine but her belly was still cool I put a heating blanket under her cage and a warm water bottle with her and her belly feels warmer then it did this morning but not really warm she is hissing at me when I get close to her as usual so she is acting herself now but can I do anything else to help her and btw I keep the room at a constant temp of 70f and she has been fine until now but I read me having the light off yesterday and just using the light outside could of caused it.
12-21-2016 06:28 PM
Oashersmith
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I got my hedgehog a couple weeks ago this morning I woke up and checked on her got her out for a few minutes and noticed that she was taking more time to uncurl and when she did he belly was cool not cold but cool I wrapped a warm shirt around her and held her after a little bit she wanted to walk around so I let her she walked completely fine but her belly was still cool I put a heating blanket under her cage and a warm water bottle with her and her belly feels warmer then it did this morning but not really warm she is hissing at me when I get close to her as usual so she is acting herself now but can I do anything else to help her and btw I keep the room at a constant temp of 70f and she has been fine until now but I read me having the light off yesterday and just using the light outside could of caused it.
10-25-2016 04:28 PM
nikki You need to put a thermometer in the cage so you can keep track of the cage temperature.
10-25-2016 03:19 PM
jack99 It could be the light. He's still new so I'm going to wait a day to handle him, but tomorrow ill turn the lights off earlier in the night and see if that works. Thank you
10-25-2016 12:40 PM
Bramble Bramble only comes out when his light is off and it's reasonably dark. If he's in the vicinity of his wheel he crouches under it if I switch his light on but he sleeps in his cave otherwise. Is it perhaps not light that's bugging your little one?

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10-25-2016 12:02 PM
jack99 Yeah I was awake doing work until 1am though and he was still asleep. When I woke at 8am he was in his same spot. He was awake though just balled up burrowed under his wheel.
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