nikki· Premium Member
Heating pads are bad for hedgehogs. They make a part of the cage warmer than the rest of the cage and can cause hibernation attempts. Hedgehogs are not good at regulating their own temperatures by moving to cooler or warmer parts of their cage. They will usually stay in the warmer spot even if its to hot for them. In the wild the whole area is the same temperature so they don't have to move from one area to another. You need to heat the entire cage to the same temperature without using a heating pad.