Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Very hot out

  1. #1
    Cavy Slave Wheekloudly's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 13, 2014
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    1 Rec'd/1 Post
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    10 Post(s)

    Exclamation Very hot out

    My room can get about 76F even with 2 fans blowing away. My parents don't turn on the A/C nor will they let me. I've put a ice pack in a towel in my pigs cage but she either tries to eat it or doesn't lay on it or so on. I can tell she's hot, she's been drinking lots of water and I put ice cubes in it to keep the water cold rather than warm. Some advice onto keeping her cool would be great.

  2. #2
    Cavy Slave MrsGuineaPig's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 03, 2014
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    458
    Thanks
    98
    Thanks
    88 Rec'd/76 Posts
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Quoted
    48 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    Is there a reason why they won't turn on the ac? I can't really say much sorry, my guinea pig doesn't lay on her ice pack either but it hasn't been that hot.

  3. #3
    Cavy Slave Wheekloudly's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 13, 2014
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    1 Rec'd/1 Post
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    10 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsGuineaPig View Post
    Is there a reason why they won't turn on the ac? I can't really say much sorry, my guinea pig doesn't lay on her ice pack either but it hasn't been that hot.
    They want to "save money" so they don't turn on the A/C. It's a nice source, I love it but I wish they would turn it on so it would be easier on my pig

  4. #4
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    491
    Thanks
    552 Rec'd/422 Posts
    Mentioned
    150 Post(s)
    Quoted
    336 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    Sounds like you are doing it with the ice water and mat. Maybe get a little fan going in there. It doesn't take the power that an a/c does. I have one in my living room and being tight on funds, I don't turn it on unless it is really warm. I just keep on top of the ice mat and ice water the best I can with the fan going in her direction.

  5. #5
    Cavy Slave Gandalf's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 14, 2012
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    148
    Thanks
    121 Rec'd/95 Posts
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Quoted
    79 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    Am I the only one who doesn't see 76F as hot? Not even by a stretch. I would be quite happy to keep my house as cool as 76F! But then again, we have triple digit temps all summer, so if I can keep the house at about 83F, we're doing just fine. I don't even think about frozen bottles and cold tile for the piggies and other furries until it gets hotter than 83 in the house.

    Our A/C went out last week and we had a few day where inside peaked at about 98F! I spent a couple days constantly rotating frozen bottles and frozen tile. (Did you know rats LOVE ice cubes!?)

    Anyway, I don't think 76F is anything to worry about.

  6. #6
    Cavy Slave Gandalf's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 14, 2012
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    148
    Thanks
    121 Rec'd/95 Posts
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Quoted
    79 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    @Artista, I love your piggy's avatar photo!!

  7. #7
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    491
    Thanks
    552 Rec'd/422 Posts
    Mentioned
    150 Post(s)
    Quoted
    336 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
    @Artista, I love your piggy's avatar photo!!
    Thanks! She loves lounging around.

  8. #8
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Princess_Piggie's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2013
    Location
    Liverpool, UK
    Posts
    3,384
    Thanks
    316
    Thanks
    1,014 Rec'd/747 Posts
    Mentioned
    281 Post(s)
    Quoted
    538 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    84F or 29C is the max temperature a pig can take before it's getting risky. Try a frozen tile or waterbottle, you can also place the iceblock on top of the hidey to keep it cool inside.

  9. #9
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Mar 23, 2013
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    1,022
    Thanks
    3
    Thanks
    277 Rec'd/180 Posts
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)
    Quoted
    187 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't see 76F as hot? Not even by a stretch. I would be quite happy to keep my house as cool as 76F! But then again, we have triple digit temps all summer, so if I can keep the house at about 83F, we're doing just fine. I don't even think about frozen bottles and cold tile for the piggies and other furries until it gets hotter than 83 in the house.

    Our A/C went out last week and we had a few day where inside peaked at about 98F! I spent a couple days constantly rotating frozen bottles and frozen tile. (Did you know rats LOVE ice cubes!?)

    Anyway, I don't think 76F is anything to worry about.
    I don't think 76F is too hot either. As long as their not in direct sunlight or something like that, they should be fine.

  10. #10
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Mar 21, 2013
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,292
    Thanks
    734
    Thanks
    523 Rec'd/459 Posts
    Mentioned
    199 Post(s)
    Quoted
    415 Post(s)

    Re: Very hot out

    I keep my air on 80 or 81 during the day and 78 at night. The pigs get the frozen bottles on their cave/tents and have cold air drop on them. Sometimes when I feel its getting warm, I see them laying in the hay, not even under the tents. i can say, my grandson peed by bed the other day and the only clean sheet set I had was fleece or a flannel set, I put the fleece on and I was miserable all night. If you use fleece you may want to give them a cooler bedding to lay on. I also keep floor tiles in the cage for them and they do use them.

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •