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i woke up everything was normal her cage was all messed up she was sleeping but she wasnt getting up when i called her name and touched her i finally picked her up and her tummy was cold as a rock and she was wobbly im heating her up right now and im shaking like crazy her cage was at 72 all night and was at 73 when i found her what could have caused this!!
 

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Hi Joey! I am sorry this happened, you must be very scared. But it's good you realized and acted on it immediately. Wrap her in a towel, blanket or something she can warm up in, you can also hold her close to you so that she can absorb your body heat. But you shouldn't warm her up very fast, e. g. with a hairdryer, it might cause a shock and can be just as fatal! Degrees above 86 Fahrenheit are too warm for hedgehogs. Apart from that, sudden fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can also cause hybernation in hedgehogs, and here, temperature doesn't count. In this latter case, you cannot do much, just catch the attempt early on. Meaning, you check on her every day. I always take my hedgie out in the evening, at around 8pm. He hasn't attempted hybernation before. Until she isn't fully recovered, I'd say check on her in the mornings too, but don't do so on the long-term, as she needs too sleep through the day to stay healthy. I hope she feels better soon! Do you have a heating lamp set up for her or something to keep the temperature up?
 

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Hi Joey! I am sorry this happened, you must be very scared. But it's good you realized and acted on it immediately. Wrap her in a towel, blanket or something she can warm up in, you can also hold her close to you so that she can absorb your body heat. But you shouldn't warm her up very fast, e. g. with a hairdryer, it might cause a shock and can be just as fatal! Degrees above 86 Fahrenheit are too warm for hedgehogs. Apart from that, sudden fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can also cause hybernation in hedgehogs, and here, temperature doesn't count. In this latter case, you cannot do much, just catch the attempt early on. Meaning, you check on her every day. I always take my hedgie out in the evening, at around 8pm. He hasn't attempted hybernation before. Until she isn't fully recovered, I'd say check on her in the mornings too, but don't do so on the long-term, as she needs too sleep through the day to stay healthy. I hope she feels better soon! Do you have a heating lamp set up for her or something to keep the temperature up?
I have a heat pad right where her bed is and that heated up the cage just fine and after the hibernation attempt i put in another heat pad under the entire cage and shes doing fine now and i wasnt using a hair dryer cause her little ears would get hurt due to noise i put her in a heat pad and set it to the lowest setting and waited
 
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