Do piggies need to be taught how to use a cooling pad?

amber89

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Hello all,

I know, it is a stupid question...
There is right now a hot week in Vienna and i don't have AC in my apartment and the worst iss yet to come. The temperature inside the living room reaches by mid-day 29C and i am expecting to jump to around 31-32C on Saturday.
I have been trying to keep my piggies comfy by putting kitchen tiles in their cage and cooling pads (wrapped in some cotton), but they don't seem to use them. They inspect the cooling pads and then they go away and lie down in their favorite spots. I see Cupcake sometimes lying next to the pads or on the tiles, but my other two simply ignore them.
Do i need to teach them how to use them? If yes, how?
Does it mean that they are not that hot?
 

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If they need them they will use them.
All you can do if keep offering and it sounds like you are giving them plenty of choices.
Some piggies just never choose to use them.
Eddi loved a cool tile to lay on, and Oreo liked to totally freak me out and burrow under fleece pads on hot days :yikes:
 
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