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Heating with a loft

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I'm sorry if this has been covered before, however I'm not sure what to do about heating my hedgie's cage, because of the complication of a loft.

I went to PetSmart today and grabbed a 10" Clamp Lamp and a 100 Watt Ceramic heat emitter, but then I realized.... where would I put it? I put it all back and will order online or go back tomorrow.
Traditionally you put the emitters on top of the cage, but since I have a loft, I'm afraid it will be too close. I can clip it onto my windowsill and have it slightly further away, but then I'm afraid downstairs (where he sleeps) it will be too cold.

Does anyone have any suggestions for properly heating a lofted cage? Here's an old picture, it's 32" x 20". The loft is about 4" from the top of the cage.


Thanks guys.. again, sorry if it's been covered before, I just flew back home today so I'm exhausted but I wanted to get this taken care of. :)


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Does he need the loft? I see the igloo is on the bottom which is where he'll probably want to hide and sleep anyhow. Heating is more important than the loft. Can it go on the side where the wheel is, the left side towards the back but facing into the cage?
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