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Pygmy hedgehog - how to set up a CHE in a vivarium

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Sophiebianca, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Sophiebianca

    Sophiebianca PetForums Newbie

    Mar 19, 2017
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    Hiya! I'm researching setup for a Pygmy hedgehog as I'm hopefully getting one in a few weeks. I've found a vivarium that's big enough but the forum won't let me link it. It's a 115cm by 49cm by 56cm made from beech wood with a sliding glass door.

    I've chosen to use a ceramic heat emitter, but I'm unsure of how to set up a CHE as I can't find any videos online of them being use for hedgehogs in vivs, only in cages and I don't want to get a cage as it's dangerous

    Can anyone explain how to set it up (will I need to drill holes?) and if possible recommend some safe brands / links to CHEs and automatic thermostats? I just want to make sure I'm completely prepared and ready so it's safe :)

    Thanks so much! :) x
  2. Ashtonspets

    Ashtonspets PetForums Newbie

    Apr 4, 2017
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    Im not too sure on how to set it up but I've bred hedgehogs for 4 years now and find heat mats work well. I just drilled a hole in the back of the viv and threaded the cord through then plugged it in at the back :)
  3. MrJsk

    MrJsk PetForums Member

    Mar 14, 2014
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    Hey @Sophiebianca

    Did you manage to figure it out or find another suitable heating method?
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