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so i have a hedgie ,and down here in florida its almost always warm so gEtting a hedgie i was not worried. i don't have air conditioning iN my house as weird as it sound. it broke but i do have a heater and i am willing to put the heat as high as i need to but its so $$$ i was wondering if there is any way to warm up there cage with out using much electricity or none at all.
ONCE AGAIN IF I CANT FIGURE OUT ANYTHING I AM 100% WILLING TO PROVIDE MY HEDGIE WARMTH THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DAY AND NIGHT with a heaterr I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THERE IS SOME OTHER WAY ESPECIALLY CUZ I HAVE A ROOM HEATER THAT DRIES THE ROOM UP QUITE A BIT SOME TIMES IT MAKES MY EYES A LITTLE DE-HYDRATED I GUESS U COULD SAY. IS DRY WEATHER O.K 4 HEDGIES? and plz give me some heatin tips ! :) thnx
 

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(May I ask that you stop using so much caps? It's a personal pet peeve as I find it hard to read, and common internet courtesy, as caps usually = shouting/yelling.)

Anyways, you should definitely look up "Ceramic Heat Emitter" in the search(located upper right corner), as there are many threads on it.

It will use the same amount of energy as the same wattage light bulb. So if you buy a 100w CHE, then it'll take the same energy as a 100w light bulb.

The initial set up cost is a bit on the higher side(you need reptile heat lamp, the CHE bulb, a thermostat) and assuming that you already have a thermometer, as that's a necessity for any cage anyways. However, the entire set up also lasts a very long time, and can make sure that the cage temperature doesn't drop, as the thermostat would kick in if the temperature drops.
 

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I use a space heater to keep the room in the right temperature range. Its hot and humid here most of the year so I don't notice any dryness to the air when I run the heaters so I'm not sure about that aspect of it though and if it would cause any problems.
 

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sorry immortalia if i disturbed u with the way i write( CAPS) i just wanted 2 get the message across that i am willing to continue the way i am and am not gonna just let my hedgie get cold as 4 the info thnx that was very useful i will try to get one :)
 

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No problem. ^_^ It's just hard to read, that's all.

Anyways, I wanted to add that I also use a space heater when I'm at my mom's with my boy.
Though I'm not sure how the dryness where you are might affect your hedgie. May need to be supplemented with something like flax seed oil, or sunshine factor to help with the skin.
 
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