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Depends on what type of cage you have for your little one.

I'd keep the heat on at night until you get something just for him. One of these nights it might dip below for too long and you could end up with a rather ill (or dead) hedgie.
 

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he's in a 'super pet' wire cage.

lights don't seem to bother him too much. he will be up and about running on his wheel when i'm lying in bed at night with the lamp on, so i'm thinking maybe a ceramic heat emitter attached to the top of his cage? i have extra lamps lying around from my turtles. what do you think?
 

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A ceramic heat emitter is fine, since you have a wire cage.
Just make sure you have an extra thermostat lying round as well, so you baby doesn't get too hot.
 

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With a wire-top cage, the ceramic heat emitter would be perfect :)
Just make sure to plug it into a thermostat controller to keep the temp nice and even.

Hee hee... looks like Gnarly hit "submit" first ;)
 

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zoologist said:
he's in a 'super pet' wire cage.

lights don't seem to bother him too much. he will be up and about running on his wheel when i'm lying in bed at night with the lamp on, so i'm thinking maybe a ceramic heat emitter attached to the top of his cage? i have extra lamps lying around from my turtles. what do you think?
haha i was just about to type this::
ceramic heat emitters should work fine, just make sure you use a thermostat with it. i wouldn't use a heater that also emits light, however.

and when i went to submit it I noticed Gnarly beat me to it. lol
 

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I wish I could use a heat emitter but I have one of those plastic cages.. sigh..

I just bought him an oil filled heater and it heats the whole room to a cozy 75 degrees F.

R.
 

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Usually find thermostat controllers in the reptile section of a pet supply store.

There are also ones called "rheostat" controllers -- avoid those.

You'll want to look for a thermostat with a dial (or other device) where you can set the temperature and a probe that runs from the controller into the cage itself. I chose one with three outlets on it - I keep two heat emitters plugged in. Although, I'm sure it's not too often it happens, I'm glad I have two after one of the lamps died on me... the other kept working to keep hedgie warm ;)
 
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