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Getting chilly....

LittleGems

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#1
Hello!
Currently Bella is an outdoor piggy (she’s about 3)
It’s been getting pretty chilly at night so she has lots of hay, cosy towels and tonight I put a warm water bottle in the cage . Is there anything else i should/ could be doing ? Thank you 🙏🏻
 

Betsy

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Snugglesafe heat pads are better that warm water bottles. They stay warm for up to 10 hours. I have 4 for my 5 piggies. Do you have any warm snuggle sacks or fleecy tunnels for your piggy to snuggle down in and keep warm? My hutch has an insulating cover and a thermal waterproof cover on top and I have just got the old blanket out of the garage to put on top of the covers that I pull down over the front at night to keep our the worst if the cold.
 

Camisla

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#5
I’m not an expert but from reading previous posts here from search our girls have 2 snuggle safe heats pads I put in bedroom area at night. They have fleece hides in there too.
I have put insulation ( the silver roll bubbly wrap sorta stuff) all round the hutch under the hutch hugger that’s also waterproof.
It also has a clear section with air holes that is pulled over at night. It’s actually over just now as it very windy here.
Garage has been cleared this weekend in prep for them going in there October time I think weather dependant
 

Piggies&buns

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#6
It has got chilly for the last few nights but been really warm in the day. My two boys are in a pen in our shed with 24/7 access into their hutch but it tends to be a few degrees warmer in there than outside so they’ve not needed to be locked in the hutch overnight yet.
their hutch has a layer of vetfleece with hay on top (bit of a nightmare as hay sticks to it but it keeps them so warm that I’m happy to spend my time picking hay off of it! - dexter was laying directly on the vetfleece yesterday and when he got up I touched the vetfleece and it was so lovely and warm from his body heat), hay stuffed in their hidey houses, two snuggle safes and then a variety of items to pull over the front of their hutch
 

Vanessa131

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I have perspex sheets on the hutch ‘windows’ to keep the rain/wind out. I also have a hutch snuggle (home made rather than bought), I also have two snuggle safe discs. Although during the winter our hutch will be in a little outhouse, well, if it fits!
 
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