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  1. Housing & Accessories
    My CHE has broken - a problem with fuse maybe, and even when changing fuse in plug and bulb it wont work. New bulb tried and it just fizzled. I'm not very DIY savvy, and more concerned with getting up again fast than trying to fix - UK people - can you recommend a brand of CHE bulb/holder...
  2. Hibernation
    Hi everyone, I'm a little worried. When I woke up this morning, I checked my thermostat and it read about 72-73 degrees, and my other thermometer (in the coldest corner of the cage) was reading at 71. I have my thermostat set to 78 degrees default and the bulb turns on once it gets below 77...
  3. General Questions
    Hi, is it alright to have a heat lamp sitting directly on the wire top of my cage? As opposed to making a set up or rigging a stand where the lamp would hang above the cage. Will putting it directly on top make the metal bars extremely hot or anything? thank you for any help! :):D
  4. Heating
    Hi everyone, I'm making Sasha a new cage with a solid wooden top. At the moment she has a c and c cage with a 100w CHE. However as her new cage is 4' x 20", I need to upgrade her heating situation, I could get another Che and hang them at the top of her cage on either side, however I am...
  5. Heating
    Hello! We are adopting an adult female hedgehog next week and are making the final plans for our setup. We were originally going to get a baby from the breeder, who is very knowledgeable, caring, and well-informed, but have decided to rehome one of her retired adult hedgies instead. The only...
  6. Heating
    Ghost had her first hibernation attempt the other day and scared the living daylights out of me. Since then, she's had a heating pad in her sleeping igloo to keep warm. However, I'm looking for a better solution for heating the entire cage rather than just her igloo. She has a large, plastic...
  7. Introductions
    Hey there. I've only been a hedgehog owner for about a month and my little one is super sweet. He's around 8 months and is a pinto cinnicot (sp?). Right now I have a 75 watt bulb (I know that's not enough) and a space heater with blankets, etc. keeping my hedgie warm but I'm doing research on a...
  8. General Questions
    So I recently got a hedgehog (she's a year old but new to me) and I'm working on the best way to heat her cage as it gets pretty cold where I am. I'm pretty sure I'm going to go the CHE route with a thermostat, but I was wondering if it's better to get a white bulb or a black bulb? I know they...
  9. Heating
    I just got a wire cage (like a C&C cage) and I'm just wondering about the heating. Do they stay fairly warm with a heat lamp? It seems to me like a lot of heat would escape because its so open.
  10. General Questions
    Hi guys, I'm getting a hedgehog in about 3 weeks, and am doing as much research as possible beforehand... I want to give my hedgie the best life I can. The hedgehog I'm getting is almost 2 years old, and has never had a heat source, she has tried to hibernate once before but her current owner...
  11. Heating
    I want to buy the zoo-med 500r thermostat for my CHE lamps. I'm just making sure this is the right thing, because I have bought the wrong thing and had to return it one too many times! Thanks so much! Zoo Med ReptiTemp 500R Remote Sensor Thermostat Amazon.com : Zoo Med ReptiTemp 500R Remote...
  12. Heating
    Hi, I've been looking into getting a thermostat for my CHEs. (Currently, I have a thermometer that I keep in there and check every couple hours, since I'm homeschooled and home all day... :grin:) The Zilla Thermostat 1000watt was my first choice, since I've heard good things about it on here...
  13. Heating
    I'm from Texas, and it stays relatively hot here with the exception of a few months in the winter. As its already starting to warm up, I wasn't too concerned about an additional heat source; especially since I am anemic and usually keep my house pretty warm as I chill easily. However, I'm not...
  14. Heating
    Okay, so I've finally given in and decided I need a CHE. sigh. I've been running a heater, but it's getting very expensive very fast. I just have a few questions about a CHE. What are your suggestions for reasonably priced lamps and bulbs? And I have a plastic bin cage with wire screen fitted in...
  15. Heating
    ok, so im making some progress with obtaining Crowley's heating stuff. after driving all over space and back and going to EVERY pet store and hardware store in town locating what i need and comparing prices, i realized that Amazon is my most reasonable bet. i have Prime so i get free shipping...
  16. Heating
    I've found some on amazon, but I don't have time to wait for it to ship. I looked at petco and petsmart online and saw various "basking bulbs" and stuff for lizards, but nothing specifically saying "ceramic heat emitter." I haven't gone and actually looked in the store as I'm on vacation but I...
  17. Heating
    Hi, I don't have my hedgie yet but I do have the cage. It is a wire bar type, and I'm confused about how to heat it. I can't find any information on it at all. Examples of setups would be very helpful, ideally with links as to what I need all together. I live in the UK so most things would...
  18. Heating
    I have two questions about heating. I have a 100W CHE bulb for my 2squarex2square C&C cage, with a closed lamp (not wire). I noticed once I got home that the bulb says to use with wire only. Will using the closed lamp with the bulb overheat or destroy either thing? I've seen loads of pictures...
  19. Heating
    Hi everyone. I have a the Zoomed 100w Cermaic Infrared Heat Emitter & I need a thermostat for it. Just wanted to make sure this was the right one to purchase before I do it: ZOO MED™ ReptiTemp 500R Reptile Terrarium Thermostat...
  20. Heating
    Hey, I'm picking up my little girl tomorrow, so I figured I'd give the heating aspect of her cage a test run tonight (everything only just arrived today... vet bills have delayed my purchases). Anyway, I have a few questions: I ordered off Amazon, and ordered what I thought was a regular old...
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