Making it warmer for my outdoor piggies tonight

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Lisa_Ann

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iT is absolutely freezing tonight already. I have been outside making my piggies bed area hopefully even warmer for them.

I have placed a large cardboard box almost the size of the bed area, filled it with hay, place a fleece bed with heat pad and their snuggle pouch and then placed a towel around the box to prevent any other draughts coming in.

Their hutch is covered with a blanket and sleeping bag.

This is their first winter and my first as a piggy owner. I really hope they are warm enough and feel cosy? iT's hard to tell when you open the door how warm it is and it was dark when I went out so I couldn't see them only heard them.
 

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So long as the hutch is placed in a sheltered area and is well insulated, they should be fine. This is my third winter with outdoor pigs and I constantly worry but they have lots of hay, fleecy things, snugglesafes, hammocks, insulation around their hutch and a thick fleece blanket that covers the hutch front at night underneath the hutch hugger. I go out to them last thing at night with freshly warmed snugglesafes and cosies.

I have a wind up torch that I use when I go out to them. We also keep the kitchen light on so that they have some light outside until bedtime.
 

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i think i might jump in there with them,sounds very cosey!
 

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They should be dandy, it's my first winter with outdoor piggies, although they are living in a shed which is insulated so that'll keep the nip off them, I've put a card board box in their sleeping area too, I have two one slotted ontop of the other so it makes a confined box and ive added a doorway too and lots of little airway slots, with plenty of hay...currently I'm going through one large bail of hay a week! But long as the little one's are warm thats all that matters when i check on them in the morning they are soo warm like mini radiators :) I'd also suggest a torch for the evenings I have a piggie one tehee!
 

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Just on light... we have these in our hutch. They light up really bright, so you can see easily when feeding and checking on them

[ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stick-Click-Push-Lights-pack/dp/B0013LJUBU[/ame]
 
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