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  1. Heating
    I live in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.. Summers get pretty hot (AC running most days) and winters get pretty cold. First-time hedgehog owner, here. I have had my new hedge for the past few days. I'm so anxious, I constantly feel sick and can't sleep because of the heating situation. Right...
  2. General Questions
    So I'm a new hedgehog mommy and I'm a little shocked by how serious hibernation is and how easily they can do it! Her cage is warm; I use a heat lamp and keep it between 72-80 degrees, but I worry about when I take her out to play. I naturally like cool temperatures, so I never turn on the...
  3. General Questions
    Our apartment's temperature rangers from 18-23 C We have a portable heater and he has as much fleece as he could possibly need But Obviously, the heater doesnt run all the time is it more damaging to change the temperature all the time suddenly with the heater, or to keep it at the lower...
  4. Health
    hi everyone, I have only had my Otto for a few months so this is our first winter together. I just went to get him from his cage and noticed that he is feeling cold, and when I put him on the ground to walk around he hardly moves and just wobbles. this is the first time he has done this. he...
  5. Hibernation
    My baby Cassiopeia is about 5 months old, and she's always been warm when I touch her belly and hold her. Over these past few days, she's started to feel cooler, and even her feet feel cool to touch. I have a thermometer in her cage, and it's always around 75 degrees, so I don't think it would...
  6. Hibernation
    Last night I believe I might have had a hibernation attempt. My smaller hedgehog is typically pretty grumpy and has a hissy fit every time I do anything around the cage and when I go to feed him he always runs out to eat right away. I was out of the country for the last two weeks and only got...
  7. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    So winter is coming up and seeing that I'm in Alberta, Canada it's supposed to be a dreadful one. I plan on getting some hand warmers just in case of a power outage (heck I'd bring her to school if I had to lol). The thing I'm worried about is that Nina only likes sleeping under her cage liner...
  8. Heating
    Hi! I was convinced my room was warm enough for my future hedgie. (Like 72 degrees farenheit) But I have been hearing that is too cold.... And our house is getting chillier. I am getting him in September (I know, I am planning WAY ahead..) and it will be fall (even colder!) So, I am asking...
  9. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hi, so my little Charlie is now 1 year old and I've noticed for the past few weeks she'll kind o stop and do this little movement that looks somewhere between shivering and like a nerve twitch and make a small almost huffing sound. She'll do this a few times in a row and then carry on to either...
  10. Hedgehogcentral.com Tech Support
    Hi, I am getting a hedgehod within the next 2 weeks. I wanted to know what to do at night because I sleep with a fan. My hedgehog cage is a 2x3 C&C cage and I have a 150 watt heat lamp on top of the cage. I tested the heat lamp and my fan being on the other night and when I woke up and felt...
  11. Heating
    I have a 2x3 C&C cage and I'm heating it with a 150 watt heat emitter and it just doesn't seem to be keeping up. The thermostat is ALWAYS on, even when I have it on the highest setting. Would at 250 watt overheat my hedgie? I know its going to be very cold this week and I'm worried about it...
  12. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Ok, so I just brought Betsy out for a bit (it's 1:00 am) and she would not uncurl... so I decided to put her by the heater and immediately she came out! Does this mean she's not warm enough? :/ I have her in my closet on the floor (the only place the cage will fit). I know there's drafts and...
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