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Kennel and new born pup's temperature?

Thread starter #2
OK..Gus and Gals,,maybe you already have the answer, and if so, why not shre it with others, you just might help another save a pup or two, or other offspring, domestic or exotic, that require a stable temperature until they are old enough to survive on their own or with their mother, just maybe???
 

andrew

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I keep the room 90F where I keep the mother and her pups for a few days. I think a week? 4 or 5 days? Then a decrease each week after the first week. I didn’t answer because I have not raised a litter in awhile, and thought my memory of those instructions from the VET was not the best source for helping anyone. If I was expecting a litter, I would be rechecking exactly what to do to keep them warm enough and for how long anyway. I’d be interested in hearing how you do it Rebel. You have raised far more litters than I ever will.

I am aware of a beagle who gave birth to a litter under a trailer when the owner got in an accident, and was not home. The neighbors checked on the house for the man, knew the pups were there, but stupidly did nothing but put feed out for the mother. It was 30F during the nights. The man worried that he had lost the pups, but when he got out of hospital and back home, he found 5 pups nursing on the mother. Now let me throw a question out. How did those 5 pups survive?
 
Thread starter #4
I keep the room 90F where I keep the mother and her pups for a few days. I think a week? 4 or 5 days? Then a decrease each week after the first week. I didn’t answer because I have not raised a litter in awhile, and thought my memory of those instructions from the VET was not the best source for helping anyone. If I was expecting a litter, I would be rechecking exactly what to do to keep them warm enough and for how long anyway. I’d be interested in hearing how you do it Rebel. You have raised far more litters than I ever will.

I am aware of a beagle who gave birth to a litter under a trailer when the owner got in an accident, and was not home. The neighbors checked on the house for the man, knew the pups were there, but stupidly did nothing but put feed out for the mother. It was 30F during the nights. The man worried that he had lost the pups, but when he got out of hospital and back home, he found 5 pups nursing on the mother. Now let me throw a question out. How did those 5 pups survive?
I am assuming under the trailer was dirt and the trailer was under penned..the mother would have dug an area out to deliver the pups, the ground normally keeps a certain temperature and the mother would have cuddled the pups keeping them near her body temperature, same thing goes on in the wild, the mother finds a place to her liking to deliver her litter, in a hollow log, under heavy brush, under heavy rocks or cliffs, nature takes care of its own, and the earth nurses nature, just think about it, and you will realize how the animals in the wild survive and multiply.

I recently purchased two of these ;;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/iPower-ETL...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648

these work great, you can hook an electrical strip to it and have several heat sources and the temp gauge is on an extended cord, so it can be placed where ever you desire for the temp to be, once the temp you set is reached the power is shut down and comes back on when the temp goes below what you have it set on.
 

andrew

Caretaker
Staff member
Sounds like something.we should all own. The room where I have central heat and used to keep the pups we have had here has been renovated into a walk in closet. That means next litter will be in an outside kennel. The item you are talking about might be valuable if a person wanted to keep heat at a certain temp where the puppies are.
 
Thread starter #6
I raise a lot of herbs that are used for medical purposes, and some are tropical and can't survive in temps lower than 40 degrees, especially papaya, and papaya has many valuable medical benefits. I have the papaya growing at my Florida home but in Northern Florida temps do drop below 40 occasionally so the temp gauge stays set on 50 at all times in what is called the sun room where the dwarf papaya trees are located. I will have to have a small green house when i finally get moved back to my Alabama farm. I have a few formulas in case anyone may need help to overcome an illness, i will not post my formulas in the open section of this website, but will be more than happy to post them to those that will send me a private message or send me an email to my yahoo email friendsforlifeinc@yahoo.com