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#1 jamjarbaker

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:24 AM

Hi, this year is going to be Vera's first hibernation. I'm just wondering where the best place to put her would be as I don't have access to a spare fridge. My current options are:
- at the top of the garden we have a brick fridge (looks like a tiny cottage) with an insulated roof
- the spare room turning the radiator off and leaving the window on the catch
- a "garage", more like a corridor to get from the front garden to the back.
Any other suggestions :) want to make sure I get it right is all

#2 mildredsmam

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 02:41 PM

Hi,

You need some where with controlled temperatures really for hibernation to work well, the temperatures need to be between 3 and 8 degrees, freezing temperatures can be dangerous to Vera and any thing above 8 she could wake up, if you use some thing like a garage etc it's best to have some form of heat on a thermostat to come on when temperatures drop too low. :)



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:06 PM

Thanks for the reply :) would a fan heater work in that respect (has a built in thermostat)




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