I think I need to heat my hedgies cage, because keeping my house at 74F is just getting too warm for me at night. ;( Thought I could handle it...ha. I have a wire cage, but it has the white coating on it. Not sure what it's called....but it's not bare metal. I was affraid a ceramic heater would melt this. A heating pad would be fine, but can a cage thermostat give an accurate reading for how warm the cage will be? Or is the idea behind the heating pad not to necessarily heat the cage, but just to give the hedgehog a source for heat? (make sense? lol) And had anyone ever used those heating pads they make specifically to use in dog kennels etc?