A Storm Rolling In!

Kiko+Peanut

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Hello, my fellow piggy slaves! As the title says, there is a snow storm rolling in and where I live it is getting pretty cold! We have the same storm every year around this time. And we always lose power. My piggies are indoor piggies, for I don't like the idea of leaving them outdoors alone. (My house is next to a highway. That would be a lot of noise.) So I keep them in my bedroom, one of the warmest places in our house. This is my first year with the storm in a new house. (We moved last year) And the house I currently live in is really weird. If the power goes out... we lose everything... even heat! Since our house is older the insulation is worn out. (Plan on getting that fixed this summer when it gets warmer.) So that means our house gets cold really fast.
I don't want the piggies freezing so I was wondering... what do y'all do with your cavies when it gets cold? I don't want to have pigsicles! :eek:

I currently have this cage set-up:
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Should I add more fleece? :hmm::hmm:
 

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You could try a box or two with a door cut in it and stuff it with hay that they can go into and out of and snuggle down in. Do you have any snugglesafe heat pads? You microwave them for 5 mins each and they stay warm for around 10 hours. Some more fleece hideys would be good too. How about a fleece blanket that they can hide under and keep warm? That is about all I can think of at the mo. I'm sure somebody else will come along soon with some more ideas about how to keep your fluffy fur babies warm.
 

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Some really good suggestions already from @Betsy. The only other thing I can add is to put some fleece over the grids to keep warmth in and drafts out if the heating goes off.
 

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You could try a box or two with a door cut in it and stuff it with hay that they can go into and out of and snuggle down in. Do you have any snugglesafe heat pads? You microwave them for 5 mins each and they stay warm for around 10 hours. Some more fleece hideys would be good too. How about a fleece blanket that they can hide under and keep warm? That is about all I can think of at the mo. I'm sure somebody else will come along soon with some more ideas about how to keep your fluffy fur babies warm.
Hot water bottles around the cage?
Lots and lots of hay
Hope you all survive the storm
Some really good suggestions already from @Betsy. The only other thing I can add is to put some fleece over the grids to keep warmth in and drafts out if the heating goes off.
Thanks for all the great suggestions! The piggies kept warm and the storm has passed. There is quite a lot of snow on the ground and it is really icy. Its supposed to warm up with thunderstorms this week so it won't be around very long.
Thanks again!
 
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