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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

I have a baby leopard gecko but my heat lamp just broke and I will have no money for a new one for about a week or two how can I keep her warm until then?? Is a floor vent heater okay? I’m panicking ...
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How can I make my cat use her house during winter cold?

My cat Catalina is 7~ months old, pretty healthy and playful. I'm worried because the temperatures are dropping now and the inside of our house isn't really warm during winter at nights (15 degrees ...
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Is my horse too cold?

This is my first horse and he is an Appendix (thoroughbred/quarter horse cross). He has a long slim athletic build much like a thoroughbred. I came out to feed him this morning and he was shivering ...
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Is my gecko's lethargic behaviour due to a heating issue or something else?

I just got a 5 year-old leopard-gecko from a family friend and I don't think her enclosure is warm enough. It usually reads between 80-85°F and my house is normally around 72°F. I use both a heat pad ...
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How much deviation (if any at all) is acceptable when housing amphibians?

Recently, I've been considering getting a Pacman frog, but have a question / concern regarding the the ideal temperature of the environment. Most resources I've read online specify that the ...
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Goldfishes died first night

We bought 3 small gold fishes from Walmart last night. We poured some tap water in the tank and waited for the Clorine to release (after 2 hours), we put them in with their water (initially in the ...
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Betta fish is a dark blue but color keeps fading and returning quickly Why?

My Betta fish Sahpire is a female veiltail and she's dark blue normally but her color keeps fading and returning to normal in a short span of time and I don't know what to do. I already lost one to ...
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How cold should I let my home get in the winter for my small dog?

My home gets cold in the winter. What temperature should I heat my house to for my dog's safety and comfort. I have a small dog with tons of fur (a Pomeranian). She sleeps in a plastic crate with two ...
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How to safely keep a parrot's space warm through the winter?

My partner and I inherited a parrot a few months ago and are doing our best to take good care of him. He's a middle-aged caique. Temperatures are beginning to drop here in northern USA and we're ...
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Betta is not active and laying on the bottom after tank dropped to 19C [duplicate]

I Recently decided to get a heater to keep the water temperatures higher for my betta. This heater will overheat my tank if I am not watching so I only turn it on during the day. One night I had ...
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What are the ways to help my cats feel better during a heatwave?

Recently, the majority of UK was hit with heatwaves, and as I am writing this, it's a flaming 90 F/ 32 C. Comparisons aside, it is the hottest it has been in the past few years, for London. Since ...
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How to shave a Norwegian Forest Cat for summer

They have the double coat so it is not the same as other cat breeds. It gets hot and humid here in Saitama in Japan. While we use aircon, we do tend to leave it off when going out and my 8 year old ...
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Does fur protect a rabbit from heat or make it hotter?

There are various suggestions I have read on how to keep a rabbit cool in hot and extreme heat conditions, including here. What none of these seem to address is the suitability of shaving or ...
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What material should I use for fish tank for tilapia

I live in the tropics and have a temperature range of 95-75 F. I would like to grow tilapia fish in a tank of 10,000L. I like the tank on my terrace, it will be covered. What material should I use for ...
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What happens when a gold fish pond freezes?

I used to have a neighbor with a gold fish pond, and large (8 inch, 20 CM) or bigger gold fish (Koi?). The pond was only about a foot deep and would often freeze over and/or freeze solid. As I ...
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What temperature should I keep my home at for my cat's comfort?

I recently got a cat, and with summer just getting here, what is the best temperature to keep the house at, for the cat's comfort? I'm asking because I would like to leave the place at 75 like I was ...
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How can I determine the temperature when my dog needs to wear a coat?

I have a short haired mutt who gets cold easily. How can I figure out the temperature when he needs a coat and when he doesn't need one?
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Can an American Bulldog tolerate Wisconsin temperatures?

My American Bulldog spends the night indoors (not heated) but then is outside for 12 hours every day. Will my dog be okay during winter? If not, what precautions should I take?
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In what temperature ranges are dogs comfortable outside?

Specifically, a Labrador-type dog. My wife and I would like to get a dog for our family, but we don't want to leave it inside for extended periods. It's not as bad as us both being gone 8-5 each day, ...
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How can I keep a rabbit cool?

As pointed out in the question What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit? temperatures above 85F (29C) are hazardous to rabbits. How can I help my rabbit stay cool in warm temperatures?...
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How can I keep a rabbit warm?

I was thinking about my sister's rabbit today, who she keeps indoors. Her house doesn't always keep a stable temperature, as it is mostly wood-heated. It is getting warmer out, so I suspect there won'...
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What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit?

I have seen rabbits on TV living everywhere from the arctic to the desert. Can I expect a pet rabbit to do well in the same range of temperatures as their wild cousins? If not what temperature ...
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When does a dog need to wear a jacket or sweater?

I live in the northeast United States, and the weather can become fairly cold here in the winter. Jackets and sweaters for dogs seem to be popular around here, but are they necessary? I can ...