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    Default Selfheating mat meets approval!!

    I bought the big buns a selfheating mat to try yesterday, to see if it helps ease Odin's stiffness - they rarely snuggle up inside, but often lie on top of the boxes under the bed to sleep, so I taped it down on top of them (Freja goes for the edges if they aren't taped down!).
    Went up this morning to find these snugglebuns - I guess they like it!! They did not move, even when I went back to get the camera, even after I opened the catflap. Might have to go and get another now for the outside loft apartment as they spend most of the day out there!


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    Brilliant

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    what a great solution - I like that they can snuggle on one together

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    They do look very cosy.

    I'm glad some bunnies appreciate nice things. I bought my two a memory foam pet mattress from Aldi a couple of weeks ago, thinking it would be nice and comfy to sleep on. They just spend all their time digging at it so it's now full of huge craters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy's Little Helper View Post
    They do look very cosy.

    I'm glad some bunnies appreciate nice things. I bought my two a memory foam pet mattress from Aldi a couple of weeks ago, thinking it would be nice and comfy to sleep on. They just spend all their time digging at it so it's now full of huge craters.
    yay for digging matresses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy's Little Helper View Post
    They do look very cosy.

    I'm glad some bunnies appreciate nice things. I bought my two a memory foam pet mattress from Aldi a couple of weeks ago, thinking it would be nice and comfy to sleep on. They just spend all their time digging at it so it's now full of huge craters.
    Haha, yeah, I've learned quickly what is likely to survive and what won't - foam is definitely out, but smooth fabric covered stuff seems to be ok. It's just edges I have to watch, she gets very feisty with them
    I got one for my dog a few weeks ago but his is padded - this one is just a thin flat mat, and it's huge!!

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    Do they have to go into the microwave? Oh I guess not 'self heating'. They sound great. Want one now for my outdoor pair, Frosty and Daisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Do they have to go into the microwave? Oh I guess not 'self heating'. They sound great. Want one now for my outdoor pair, Frosty and Daisy.
    No, it's basically a mat lined with that silver survival sheet I suspect (have had similar in the past) so it isn't warm to touch, it just reflects their body heat back at them gently. Perfect for my guys who very rarely seem to feel the cold but I don't want Odin sitting on cold surfaces all the time as he chooses, as it doesn't make them warm but clearly it feels nice! I toy with the idea of a heated pad but I doubt they'd use it.
    I did wonder about putting a ceramic heatlamp over one area of their indoor pen, so they can bask in gentle heat if they choose but it doesn't change the temperature of the room...

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    What a good idea.

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