Part of the Pack
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern California
normal body temperature?
I've been grooming Horatio, and noticed that he's pretty warm. I know how warm all of that fur is, but his coat is fairly thin right now. I took a thermometer and held it between his ears, because they were really hot, and I got 102.9, which from a quick google search, is the high end of normal. Its summer, but he lives indoors, and the air conditioner is almost always on, in fact, I'm freezing in here! He's a little overweight, maybe thats contributing to it? I have had a hard time managing his weight, he was chubby when I got him, then I switched his food, and he slimmed down, but its been fluctuating ever since. Should I be worried that he's warm? I could try to get him to the vet tomorrow, but thats going to cost me a fortune... I don't want to take him if its normal, but if I have to, I will. Barbie is just fine, she is in the cage right next to him, so if he were sick, she would be, too. I think its just the fur and the weight, but I want more opinions.
4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora