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Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
24-08-2011, 07:16 PM
I'm considering getting one or two for Heather and Barty in the winter but not sure if its worth the money. Do you think these actually work?!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ancol-Sleepy-Paws-Self-Heating-Pad-Small-Dog-Cat-/320696977437?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4aab07881d

rabbitdan
24-08-2011, 07:22 PM
I'm considering getting one or two for Heather and Barty in the winter but not sure if its worth the money. Do you think these actually work?!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ancol-Sleepy-Paws-Self-Heating-Pad-Small-Dog-Cat-/320696977437?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4aab07881d

not sure. I would get a snugglesafe for a few more TBH.

Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
24-08-2011, 07:23 PM
not sure. I would get a snugglesafe for a few more TBH.

I was wondering about both :oops: This (if it worked as it should) wouldn't need reheating and I wouldn't need to worry about it going cold in the middle of the night.

rabbitdan
24-08-2011, 07:26 PM
I was wondering about both :oops: This (if it worked as it should) wouldn't need reheating and I wouldn't need to worry about it going cold in the middle of the night.

Apparently its just a tin foil sheet in a thin cover.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B002Q5AF84/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

rabbitdan
24-08-2011, 07:29 PM
getting both could be good as the SS would heat up the self heating pad and when the ss cools down the heat should stay in the self heater

purplebumble
25-08-2011, 02:03 AM
im looking at these..i thought that was similar..but its not.

im going to get bertie a few for the winter...with his arthritis and pasturella hes such a poor old boy..but then again...bluebell makes a good hot water bottle:lol:

this is what i had in mind when you said it..flectabeds...

http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product_group.asp?dept_id=317&pg_id=49

Lynn's Bunny
25-08-2011, 02:30 AM
I have a couple plug in heaters I used for my guinea pigs. Let me see if I can find them on ebay.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/K-H-Manufacturing-Small-Animal-Heater-Pad-Cover-/270784503291?pt=US_Pet_Beds&hash=item3f0c039dfb

I have two of them and they work wonderfully if you have access to a plug. :wave:

Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
25-08-2011, 08:57 AM
im looking at these..i thought that was similar..but its not.

im going to get bertie a few for the winter...with his arthritis and pasturella hes such a poor old boy..but then again...bluebell makes a good hot water bottle:lol:

this is what i had in mind when you said it..flectabeds...

http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product_group.asp?dept_id=317&pg_id=49

Ooooh they look quite good. They look like a better quality version of what I was looking at.

Yes, I worry about Heather a lot in the winter months. We think she has slight arthritus and I think it is going to start becoming a problem this winter :(

Santa
25-08-2011, 09:01 AM
Flectabed is good stuff, the reflective material is stitched into a thin 'duvet' so it won't rustle and move about like the reviews of the one on amazon said! I have one for my arthritic cat and both of them like to sit on it to keep warm.

If your buns are outside though I'm not sure it's really worth it - because it only keeps the body parts directly in contact with the bed warm...so it would be a bit like you having a lovely cosy duvet but only being able to sleep on top of it. It doesn't warm up the air like a snugglesafe does, so even if the bunny bottoms and toes are kept warmer, the rest of their body will still be cold because the air around the rest of them is still cold. I guess you could try putting it on the bottom and then putting loads of straw on top, but I'm not convinced it would be worth doing as they'd probably just sit on the straw and not be in much direct contact with it anyway.

Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
25-08-2011, 09:08 AM
Flectabed is good stuff, the reflective material is stitched into a thin 'duvet' so it won't rustle and move about like the reviews of the one on amazon said! I have one for my arthritic cat and both of them like to sit on it to keep warm.

If your buns are outside though I'm not sure it's really worth it - because it only keeps the body parts directly in contact with the bed warm...so it would be a bit like you having a lovely cosy duvet but only being able to sleep on top of it. It doesn't warm up the air like a snugglesafe does, so even if the bunny bottoms and toes are kept warmer, the rest of their body will still be cold because the air around the rest of them is still cold. I guess you could try putting it on the bottom and then putting loads of straw on top, but I'm not convinced it would be worth doing as they'd probably just sit on the straw and not be in much direct contact with it anyway.

Yeah, the problem is neither Heather or Barty think that logically! :lol: They always seem to prefer to sit in the litter tray or in the open part of the shed on just a fleece blanket! They both tend to ignore the hutch and boxes which I stuff with straw! I was trying to think of ways to keep them a little warmer as the lino'd floor is freezing in the winter and the cold gradually seeps through normal blankets.