- "Live Long and Prosper"
I don't have A/C in my house but I have found that using the frozen Blue ice bricks and covering them with a layer of fleece or a towel works all day to keep the pigs cool.
I use the larger ones inside the big pigaloos and the small ones in the small houses or pigaloos. The pigs lay on top of them. Frosting likes to sleep under her cozy so I put a small one there, too. The pigs have never chewed them. I use frozen Fuji (because they are square, and don't roll as much) water bottles with the rabbits, plus a lot of fans for the pigs and rabbits.
Drilling more holes in the pigaloos is a great idea, too.
I'm going to take the pigloo out of the pen right now, Rosie has a tendency to have her extra deep sleeps in there and I'd hate for it to be putting extra stress on her heart now the weather is so much warmer.
Time to cut up another cardboard box into a house for them I think.
- Supporter in '14
I think what happens in a car is that the sun coming through the windows heats up areas where there is no air movement disproportionately. So, it may feel fine in the front seat but in the back seat with sun streaming through the windows, in an enclosed space like a pigloo, the temperature skyrockets.
I'm always worried about my pigs when I take them in the car, and we have been doing a lot of driving back and forth to different vet's offices recently. One thing that I have purchased is those baby-shades to put on the back windows so if I put the carriers back there, they don't get direct sunlight. I also stop about every 30 minutes or so, just make sure everything is okay.