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Hibernation at 78 degrees?!?! HELP!

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My hedgehog has attempted hibernation 3 times this week. I have a ceramic heat emitter on her cage at all times set to 75 degrees. After she went into hibernation twice in a week, I booted it up to 78 degrees. This morning I woke up and realized I didn't hear her in her wheel, eating, or drinking. So I went to get her and of course, her belly was cold again. I laid with her for an hour and a half and now she is back in her warm cage. I don't know what to do. Why is she attempting hibernation??? Please help!!!! I am very worried.

Over the summer, my room would range anywhere from 80 degrees and 73 degrees and she never attempted hibernation. She is 7 months old.
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Oh forgot to write about it. I put a light on from 4pm-9pm. Can lighting really put them into hibernation?
Ok I'll start putting it on earlier. The weird thing is last night, there was poop in her wheel when I walked in at 11 pm. So she was being active between 9 and 11 at some point. But then that was it.
I had her out yesterday during the day and she was extremely active. Running all over my bed and me. She seemed very happy. It's just strange how I'm really not changing anything about her routine and yet, at random times, she will go into hibernation.
krbshappy71 said:
Totally. Silly girl, she's not a bear, WAKE UP! Hope she stops for you, please keep us updated.
Thanks a lot! I will keep everyone updated. I checked on her about half an hour ago, tummy is nice and warm and she is not curled into a super tight ball anymore. She is doing well right now and back to her kind little self. Thanks everyone for you help and concern! It's nice to know I can rely on others to help me out. :)
She has been doing great the past two nights. Running in her wheel, eating the normal amount, and drinking a healthy amount of water. Been keeping the light on 9am-9pm :) Thanks everyone for your helP!
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