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  1. Heating
    I'm in the process of setting up my cage and it is 4ft x 2ft. I'm going to use ceramic heat emitter bulbs. Should I just use one heat emitter or two?
  2. Heating
    I just recently rescued my hedgie Misaki from a neglectful household and she has been warming up to me just fine, however the previous owner used only a heat lamp in a wire cage. I have now purchased a heat pad but it doesn't seem to be enough heat for her. I can use a space heater all day in...
  3. Heating
    Hi everyone! When I got home today, I noticed that both of Bean's heat lamps were completely cold. I've been using the same zilla thermostat for 3+ years and have never had any problems, but I'm wondering if maybe it died? The green and red lights are both on, but it's just not doing anything...
  4. Heating
    I am getting my first hedgehog soon and have started setting up her cage. The breeder told me a plastic bin was fine as long as it was big enough. My problem is what is the best way for me to heat it without melting the cage?
  5. Heating
    Hi everyone, I am a new hedgie owner, and like all new parents, I'm extra sensitive to him and if something could possibly be wrong. I am waiting for my AC that I ordered to be delivered within the next 4-5 days, but it feels like an eternity, and I'm worried my hedgie may be too hot! :( Our...
  6. Heating
    Hello there! I just brought a new hedgie home yesterday and she's got everything she needs except an extra heat source. I had ordered a CHE + thermostat, but it's now not arriving until Saturday, and the weather turned frightfully cold today. I live in a basement that's normally well heated...
  7. 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...
  8. Introductions
    I just put down my deposit for my new family member who will be delivered in 15 days. I have done some research and I am sure I still have a lot to learn. I will be going shopping this weekend for supplies. We will be doing the build your own cage with the corticated floors and walls so that It...
  9. Health
    Hey everyone! I just got my first hedgehog, Holden, and I just have a few basic questions. It's 1pm here and she's sleeping. Whenever she goes to sleep, she burrows under all of her bedding so she's completely covered. Is that normal? She also makes these sneezing-like sounds, but they could...
  10. General Questions
    My wee guy doesn't seem to like it very much. He doesn't like being under blankets or site on his heat mat. He seems to prefer stretching out in the open. He does have a light bulb in his cage. At the coldest my room (where his cage is) is 21c to warmest about 27c.
  11. General Questions
    I recently got a hedgehog and she gets cold pretty often so I'm trying to figure out ways to keep her warm. I found this stuffed animal thing at Aldi that you put in the microwave and it acts as a type heater (they're called Warming Buddies). It contains treated millet seeds and dried lavender...
  12. Hibernation
    so recently my hedgehog, pip, attempted hibernation. i was scared, and i warmed her up right away. she seems fine now, just kind of jumpier than usual? we're currently picking up a thermostat because we are often out of the house, so the temperature probably drops when we're away. does anyone...
  13. Heating
    Hi i got my sweet penny one week ago. The breeder sold her to me with a tub as a cage. I figured in Texas heat and the fact that I am a college student who keeps her home warm to save money she would be warm enough but she's not. I currently have a heating pad under her cage for short term...
  14. 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.
  15. Heating
    Hello, I have been testing my heating setup (two 150W CHE's in 10" domes on a 4x2 c&c cage) and have noticed a big difference between the readings on my thermometers that are spread throughout the cage and my infrared thermometer. Currently, the air temperature on the 4 thermometers is reading...
  16. Health
    I introduced myself in the intro thread, but I'm Jenna, the mommy of Velcro, a 3 month old little girl. So, it's been super hot here lately and her cage is in the upper 80s. I have two fans running in my room (no draft on her though) and two windows open, but her cage is still really warm. I...
  17. Heating
    Hello, I want to get a Ceramic Heat Emitter. I have heard this are much better than normal heat lamps. I do have one question though, can you just use like a regular lamp and just replace the light bulb with a ceramic heat emitter? I have a lamp that would be perfect but I am not sure if that...
  18. 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...
  19. Cages
    Hey there all! I made a C&C cage for the hedgie Im expecting in early February. I used these storage cubes that were recommended to me by a fellow hedgehog owner: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/cube-grid-bin/3254073?Keyword=storage+cubes , but Im a little bit worried because they...
  20. General Questions
    Hi, I was just wondering if there's a way to tell if your hedgehog is too cold. Not so cold she's hibernating, but just uncomfortably cold. My hedgehog, Pip, has seemed really happy with her cage. I have heating pads underneath both bins (she has a cage made out of two connected plastic bins)...
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