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how are you and your ratties keeping cool today?

Post by pumpkinpie83 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:55 pm

Seeing as it is stupidly hot today i wondered how everyone is coping, rodent and human alike?

I am one of the lucky ones at work who has a fan so I am quite chilled.
I gave my boys frozen banana this morning and part froze their water bottles, they all have chin-chillers in their cage as well as the fan on, the curtains are drawn too but the room they are in doesn't get too hot.

when I get home everyone can come out for some freerange time and pea/sweetcorn fishing as well as some frozen grapes.

I am only just coping so I hate to think how any animals must be feeling. :roll:
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Post by KateR » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:28 pm

My fan is just blowing round warm air. I am not managing to stay cool at all.
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Post by ErnieG! » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:35 pm

KateR wrote:My fan is just blowing round warm air. I am not managing to stay cool at all.
Ditto.
I have some tiles in the rats cage, its not to bad here now.
Although this morning was just stupidly hot.
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Post by redrach » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:38 pm

I'm in N.Ireland and half my house gets really hot and the other stays quite cold, must be whatever way it's positioned with the sun. It means our living room is BOILING and yet the ratty room is cool. I've left the window open today to let cool air circulate and gave them ice & dr. squig. in a bowl. But I imagine comparred to the rest of the UK it's not that warm at the minute.
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Post by Amzy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:52 pm

Its times like these I'm glad I dont have a window in my room and our house isnt double glazed :roll: Its like living in a fridge!
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Post by petrify » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:02 pm

Young rats are fine, degus pancaked, I'm showering every 2 seconds and inbetween I am rubbing my eldests rats ears and head with cold water. :lol:
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Post by Nemokid » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:02 pm

i am dying.
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Post by Jacsicle » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:29 pm

I gave mine lollipops. Is that bad? Hehe.
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Post by Rhi01 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:38 pm

The rat room is quite cool. During the day I keep the window closed then at night I open it to let some fresh air in.
They also have a chinchilla slab and a water bowl which I have put some ice cubes in. I've also got a fuzzbutt's ice hammock which I am going to buy a freezer block for too.

However I am boiling and spent all night with the fan on. Today hasn't been so bad.
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Post by izzerie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:10 pm

Well i'm still waiting for my order to come with my granite tiles some put some dinner plates in the freezer and then out them in the cages. The ratties are pancaked on them at the moment! We live in the flat at the top of the house so we get everyone else's heat :roll: we've had all the windows open and the black out blinds down to try and keep things cool but i'm not sure it's working!
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Post by aimlessdesire » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:15 pm

Now my rat room has a blackout curtain it doesn't get anywhere near as hot in there, so combined with the window being open all the time it's actually more pleasant in there than the rest of the house, maybe I should just sleep in there.
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Post by daffee » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:25 pm

We're fortunate that our living room has no direct sunlight and so never gets especially hot, no matter how scorching it is outside 8) We are sat with the backdoor open at the moment to let some air flow through though to stop it getting too stuffy.
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Re: how are you and your ratties keeping cool today?

Post by Betterstar » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:26 pm

Burdock keeps himself cool by making sure his warmest bits are somewhere nice and breezy :roll:

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Post by Jimi+Milo » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:48 pm

Betterstar wrote:Burdock keeps himself cool by making sure his warmest bits are somewhere nice and breezy :roll:

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What a graceful chap :lol: ! My lads did some pea fishing earlier and I didnt get round to taking the bowl back out, so they decided to cool off by fighting... in it :roll: .
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Re: how are you and your ratties keeping cool today?

Post by stormsmuggler » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:04 pm

today was okay but yesterday was a killer. I usually freeze some ice pod packs and put them in between 2 flatish baking trays so they cant be chewed, couple of ties to hold it together then pop inside a pillowcase. Damp tea towels put in the freezer draped over cage with the fan on them, keeps the sourrounding air cool and the sun off as long as they don't pull them into the cage to lie on
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