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biscandmatt1
26-03-2013, 12:12 AM
do you think it would be too much for the piggies to have a snugglesafe aswell as the heating being on through the night? i can't turn it up anymore than i have been because matt gets too warm, whereas bisc and the piggies maisie and eddie, could do with it being a little higher.

i have been leaving it on about 19/20 recently but the piggies are still cold in the morning. they have coldish ears.

we have the front door and back door in the same room downstairs, so it's probably colder than most houses. upstairs is boiling though typically :roll:

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fruitandnutcake
26-03-2013, 06:55 AM
19/20 sounds fine...!'m guessing yours are indoors like mine who are also in the coolest part of the house. Just think, many piggies are kept outside in hutches with nothing :shock:

I haven't even thought to check my piggies ears :lol: Do yours have lots of hay to snuggle in?

fruitandnutcake
26-03-2013, 09:23 AM
Just checked the temperature in my piggy area and it is 20/21 C...so yours should be fine.

biscandmatt1
26-03-2013, 12:03 PM
yes, they are in the coldest part (all of downstairs! :roll:) and have lots of hay to snuggle in, but it still seems cold. they had the snugglesafe aswell and were very pleased with that. :lol::love: i had the heating on 20 but it feels 20 upstairs but not downstairs. :roll:

they seemed fine with both though so i'll keep giving them the heatpad aswell whilst it's really really cold. :thumb:

SarahP
26-03-2013, 12:06 PM
I find indoor piggies like it best around 20 degrees. My Cassie is an old lady, so I've been putting a radiator on for her at night (although it still drops a few degrees from the day), with a snugglesafe as well.

Mackers
26-03-2013, 12:25 PM
Gosh - yours are all really lucky. Mine live in the kitchen/conservatory which is unheated so the temperature gets pretty low at night. I only put the oil-filled radiator next to their cage when it's sub zero for several nights in a row. They're always fine and dandy though so I don't worry too much. Mind you, all mine are quite young or middle-aged so I don't worry about them too much yet.

SarahP
26-03-2013, 12:41 PM
In previous years I've only used a Snugglesafe on the very cold nights. It's only because Cassie's an old lady who isn't in the best of health.

biscandmatt1
26-03-2013, 01:06 PM
maisie seems to need the extra warmth aswell, although she is only nearly five.

i wish the cage wasn't so low down on the floor either but i can't lift it much because it's under the stairs. i think the front door is the worst place for the cold air so we put a huge canvas infront and some kitchen roll in the keyhole at night :oops::lol:

the stairs are those stupid open spiral ones which means all the heat goes straight upstairs :roll:

i want to move!!!! :evil:

LittleEskimo
26-03-2013, 01:48 PM
Not too hot and not too cold. I think 20deg is a good temp for both me and the piggies :lol: My boyfriend however likes it much cooler .

biscandmatt1
26-03-2013, 10:50 PM
Not too hot and not too cold. I think 20deg is a good temp for both me and the piggies :lol: My boyfriend however likes it much cooler .

buy him a jumper! :lol: