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#444111 - 01/02/08 08:55 PM Cold.
Rieshu Offline
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Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 555
Loc: Florida
Whats the absolute lowest temps that suggies can take? It's like 60 in my house right now and 30 outside. I put blankets over their cages but I'm worried.

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#444118 - 01/02/08 09:04 PM Re: Cold. [Re: Rieshu]
dranger1108 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/06
Posts: 2501
Loc: Parsons, Kansas
we had a ice storm here and I lost power. the house got very cold I put a lot of blankets in their pouch to keep them warm. I was lucky though that none of my gliders died or got sick... Unfortunally I did hear some people did lose their gliders during the storm.
I recomend putting a extra fleece blanket or two in their pouch, if they get too warm they'll push the blanket out.
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#444126 - 01/02/08 09:13 PM Re: Cold. [Re: dranger1108]
pebbles1975 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 1936
Loc: Ohio, between Dayton and Cinci...
Do you just keep you house at 60 or is your power out and your concerned? I usually keep my house around 70. They will not come out at my house if it is cold inside the house. Well they will come out and eat and drink and go right back to bed.
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#444127 - 01/02/08 09:14 PM Re: Cold. [Re: dranger1108]
TracieB Offline
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Registered: 08/07/06
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68 to 75 degrees is a good range for the gliders. 60 degrees is pretty cold. worried
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#444129 - 01/02/08 09:14 PM Re: Cold. [Re: pebbles1975]
Rieshu Offline
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Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 555
Loc: Florida
It's Florida and this is the coldest its ever been. My mom wont put the heat on because shes scare the smell might hurt her birds.

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#444132 - 01/02/08 09:16 PM Re: Cold. [Re: dranger1108]
Rita
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Our furnace went out last night. It was 7 degrees outside with very high winds. It got down to 52 in our house. I gave the suggies extra fleece blankets in their sleeping pouches and they kept toasty warm. I dont think they came out to play much, tho - their cage felt icy cold. I also heated their food and got them up to eat while it was warm.

Our 5 dogs got extra blankets and they all cuddled together and kept warm.

We still had electricity, but only one little electric heater - which had to go on our cockatoo, Sammi.

We will be purchasing a couple more small heaters as WE were very cold last night. But all the animals were warm!!!! smile

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#444136 - 01/02/08 09:19 PM Re: Cold. [Re: Rieshu]
AmyLynn
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I keep my heat at 69 degrees and I still put a blanket on their cages and I give them two fleece blankets for each pouch. And they seem to do fine.

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#444137 - 01/02/08 09:20 PM Re: Cold. [Re: ]
pebbles1975 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 1936
Loc: Ohio, between Dayton and Cinci...
the smell will only last for a hour or less. It shouldn't hurt anything.
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#444160 - 01/02/08 10:02 PM Re: Cold. [Re: pebbles1975]
Lynsie Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 8329
Loc: Quincy, IL 62305
I almost lost 3 gliders today and I did loose one joey to the cold. I keep my house at 70*, and the glider room is usually a little warmer since it's an add on and is better insulated. When I checked the gliders today I found Kairina cold and Donovan so cold that he couldn't even move. I immediately got them warmed up and got some fluids in them, and they are doing good now. Then I checked Katalina and Kashmir's cage to find one joey canabalized and one joey freezing cold and near death. I got the joey warmed up, fed, and she has been nursing from mom for a few hours now. I have always been told that 60-65* would be fine for gliders, but obviously that can't be true. It was at LEAST 70* in my room and it was TOO COLD for my babies. Sorry for rambling, but I'm still a little shook up over the whole thing.
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#444213 - 01/02/08 10:58 PM Re: Cold. [Re: Lynsie]
kipluck Offline
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 239
Loc: Orem, UT
Lynsie, I am so sorry!

My babies won't play if it's too chilly. I have a small, safe, space heater on all the time right now. We keep the house over all rather low because we can't afford the bills... and it's cold!

But we have space heaters for all the critters (gliders, birds, turtles) and that seems to do the trick.
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#444604 - 01/03/08 03:08 PM Re: Cold. [Re: kipluck]
JediGlider
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Are any electric space heaters safe for gliders? I know there is a ton of people that are weird about heaters and animals. . .


Edited by JediGlider (01/03/08 03:08 PM)

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#444609 - 01/03/08 03:13 PM Re: Cold. [Re: ]
Lynsie Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
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Loc: Quincy, IL 62305
Yes, they are safe.
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#444612 - 01/03/08 03:19 PM Re: Cold. [Re: Lynsie]
JrGliders
Unregistered


They have the radiator heaters by kenwood at home depot that heat very well. I got mine for 30 dollars or so, and it is safe even if my kids happen to bump up against it - the metal does not burn you on contact like the small electric heaters with the wires in them that glow red...

Its on rollers and has a handle and temp control so I can get JUST the right amount of heat next to the cages. The heater also does not seem to dry out the air. AND it will not "knock over" and start a fire... very safe for kids and gliders

My Glider room feels like a sauna sometimes with just one heater on medium... but the Gliders love it!

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stor...ocStoreNum=3620

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#444623 - 01/03/08 03:37 PM Re: Cold. [Re: ]
Brittney
Unregistered


JrGliders - the link you posted does not work for me for some reason, but anyway I wanted to ask how that heater is on your electricity bill?? I've been wanting to get a heater for our suggies but it's usually so much on the electric bill it's easier to just turn the furnace up.

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#445135 - 01/04/08 11:33 AM Re: Cold. [Re: ]
Rieshu Offline
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Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 555
Loc: Florida
Well the cold is over and it's back to normal temp here in florida and the suggies are safe! I also forced my mom to put the heat on. The moment we turned it on it smelled like fire but it went away within the hour. We also kept the heat off in the bird side of the house. Thanks for all the info!

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#445140 - 01/04/08 11:48 AM Re: Cold. [Re: Rieshu]
tammyangel Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 2493
Loc: Missouri
Here its been down in the teens the last four days I keep my heater on 69 cause the gliders are in my room which gets alot more heat than the rest so in the room its about 74 and mine do great .Sorry Lynsie for your loss .
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