When To Use A Snuggle Safe Heat Pad

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Winnie Pigs

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hi,

I was wondering at what temperature at night people start to use their heat pads? I have read through lots of threads but can't see a temperature that people start to use it by?

My piggies are in an outside hutch in a sheltered part of the garden and will be throughout winter. They have a scratch and Newton hutch hugger and wind/waterproof cover. I will also use a fleece blanket to cover the front of the hutch under the cover.

I don't want to use the pads too early so it makes little difference when the cold really does start.

Can anyone help?

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I was thinking the same. I want mine to benefit during the winter months...

I've got a thermal cover that goes outside the hutch and run with some thermal liner inside.
This month I will put a duvet on it as well.

Just bought a snuggle pad i might use it start of November.
 

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I was thinking the same. I want mine to benefit during the winter months...

I've got a thermal cover that goes outside the hutch and run with some thermal liner inside.
This month I will put a duvet on it as well.

Just bought a snuggle pad i might use it start of November.
Is your thermal liner on the inside handmade?
 

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Yep thermal on the inside on the walls and roof with some plastic on top so my piggies don't nibble at it. They also have carpet under some thick plastic x
 

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I have one and it cools down in about 6 hours
best leave the last heat up as late as possibal
 

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Newbie question!

With the heat pads in the hutch, do you just put them in the hutch in the hay or a certain area? I am thinking of getting some for my piggies this winter.
 

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Yes, just put them in an aria they do not wee ,
Perhaps they will lern to lay on them .
 

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Yes, just put them in an aria they do not wee ,
Perhaps they will lern to lay on them .
Thanks, presumably they are washable too? I will try my best to put them in the most suitable area!
 

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I think I will put mine in their sleeping area under a puppy pad and hay and see how that goes. I may even make a few covers myself and change them each day instead of the puppy pads. Trial and error until the piggies show which they would prefer!
 

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i'm going to put mine under some thin perspex (2mm) so the heat will travel through the plastic so all three can benefit from the warmth.

I have a pygmy hedgehog and she love the snuggle pad so i hope py guinea pigs do to. Indoors the snuggle pad stays warm for over 10 hours. So i resume as @gizzy states about 6 hours do to atmosphere x
 
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