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Old 09-29-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default Keeping warm

What are ways to keep the hamster's tank(or cage) warm during the cold weather?
Usually I keep a cloth around(not over) the tank, and turn on the heater when the weather is extra cold.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Keeping warm

Keeping the whole room warm enough is the best thing but other things you can do are make sure your ham has a nice big mountain of tissue for nesting & deep enough substrate to keep really warm.
If it gets very cold you can use heat pads, I never put these in contact with the cage though, I usually put mine on a shelf under the cage.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Keeping warm

I agree with Cypher, I always increase the substrate and tissue and keep a heater on low 24/7 so it's always warm.
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Keeping warm

I tried a few things last year, but room temperature is the main thing It means having your heating on more, on low maybe. I had a heater on low during the night in winter and used to come down and find Charlie lazing in his sputnik near the heater - he liked being warm!

In Autumn when it's just the odd chilly evening, something like a heat pad would help but I reckon in the next couple of weeks or so it will be a case of needing a heater. They are affected by cold and are awake all night when most people have the heating off.

Someone recommende one of these last year and I got one. I propped it up against the end of the cage next to Charlie's hamster house but it was only really any good for this time of year.

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Old 09-30-2016, 07:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: Keeping warm

That's the heat pad I use too.
It depends where you have you cage placed but I do find that under the cage on a shelf they are really effective, not a great deal of heat but enough to take the chill off the cage is it does get cold in the night.
I would guess that against the side of the cage the heat would dissipate a lot quicker.

The other thing I forgot to mention is fleece blankets, I have them (folded so at least a couple of thicknesses) under all my cages.
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