Heat lamp for the Pig House

Incredipigs

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So I was wondering weather I could put a heat lamp in the Pig house? (a converted playhouse)
They currently have a normal light bulb in there which I use when feeding them and cleaning them out.
I am thinking about changing this to a heat lamp instead, I'd only have it on for a few hours from about 7pm - 10pm. Would this be ok? :)
 

dannif_piggies

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Although my pigs are indoors, in my room is seems to get very chilly, think it's where it's at the back of the house and doesn't get any direct sunlight, I have an electric halogen heater in here, it's cheap to run and take the chill off the room rather quickly, as there's nearly always someone home this is just turned on and off accordingly to the temperature, as long as the heat lamp isn't directly by the pigs I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be okay :)
 

SkyPipDotBernie

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I used to have a heat light bulb in my old old flat because i couldnt afford storage heater prices. It was safe in there, nothing ever went wrong. Do you mean for a ceiling light ?
 
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