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    how hot is 2 hot

    Hey everyone good news my prego female "TOT" gave birth to 7 babies, but i do live in Phoenix AZ so as you know it gets really hot, so i was wondering how hot is 2 hot at like around what temp will the rats DIE becuase i dont want that to happen, but its over 100 everyday and during the middle to afternoon hours my room is getting really hot??? any ideas ,,,,,,,,,,thankx andrew

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    and one more question, if i clean her tub is it possible that if i touch the babies and get my sent on them she will reject them??? and possibly kill them

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    correction scent

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    Re: how hot is 2 hot

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew87 View Post
    Hey everyone good news my prego female "TOT" gave birth to 7 babies, but i do live in Phoenix AZ so as you know it gets really hot, so i was wondering how hot is 2 hot at like around what temp will the rats DIE becuase i dont want that to happen, but its over 100 everyday and during the middle to afternoon hours my room is getting really hot??? any ideas ,,,,,,,,,,thankx andrew
    I think at 80 degrees you need to start taking measures to keep them cool. They do overheat easily, and I think some will succumb to temps in the mid 80's if not properly ventilated and cooled.

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    Re: how hot is 2 hot

    As far as how hot is too hot, I really don't know, mine are in AC currently and will be once they have their own building with Oklahoma summers lol.

    However, I have never had any trouble touching rat pups, even from fresh born pinkies. I change all the cages once a week and occasionally I will have moms that just dropped, and I still change them too. Rats are nice that way , no worries.

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    cool stuff i was just worried she would not like me touching her babies, see thats where i get worried 80' yea not possbile, i have a fan going on them right now but im just trying to keep it below 90' in the middle of the day, phoenix is so freakin hot!!!! i hate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew87 View Post
    cool stuff i was just worried she would not like me touching her babies, see thats where i get worried 80' yea not possbile, i have a fan going on them right now but im just trying to keep it below 90' in the middle of the day, phoenix is so freakin hot!!!! i hate it
    I spray my rats down with water if it gets that hot. There was another thread about the heat in this section I just posted in this morning.
    http://ball-pythons.net/forums/showthread.php?t=68715

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    Re: how hot is 2 hot

    You should be able to handle the pinkies right away without the mother harming them. Caution!!!! The mama will be very territorial and she may jump on your hand and bite you to protect her babies. It happened to me once and she bit me in several places. My suggestion is to move her out first and then handle the babies.
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    yea connie i saw your post and that made me decide to post this one haha

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    Re: how hot is 2 hot

    Just remember that the warmer it is, the more water they drink, the more they pee. I try and keep it below 70 for my rats. 1/2 the walls are underground in the room so it stays cool enough.
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