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Old July 7th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Kalou Kalou is offline
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Guinea Pigs and summer heat

I have a guinea pig and I live in an apartment with no air conditioning. Is there any way to keep him cooler? I don't want to have a fan right on him b/c I know that drafts are bad for them.

Any suggestions?
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Old July 7th, 2010, 07:55 AM
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Melinda Melinda is offline
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hot air rises so if possible, keep the cage low to the floor, what my daughter does (she rescues guinea pigs) is she puts a fan on the table in the room and has it blowing over(back and forth) a bowl of ice, remember, hot air rises, cold airs goes down, no draft on the piggies.....for my chinchilla, I have a flat ice pack under one end of his cage.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Also, you could use one of those stone slabs for cooling. I know they have some for chinchillas, but I've heard of people using stone cutting boards as well since it's the same principle.

Here's an example: http://www.carealotpets.com/thumb.as...s%2F5430lg.jpg

if you just google "chinchilla cooling stone" stuff should pop up.
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