We are having a hard time keeping our duckling cage dry and they have been waking me up the last few nights because they are cold. Any suggestions? Right now they are in a 3x3 bird or rodent cage because its the only thing we have right now to keep them safe from the cats. We rescue cats and dogs and dont really have a spare bedroom at the moment to separate the ducklings into. When they no longer fit in the cage I will be moving them up to my moms house (on the same property) its just were rarely up there and she is never home so they wont get as much attention up there then if there were in our house. There is 5 little ducklings all under a week old and they are going thru a gallon of water overnight and another gallon during the day and every time I get home there water container is empty!! I know that MOST of that water is going in the bottom tray of the cage and all over the ducklings which is why they are always cold. I know they love water and love to swim but is there any way to not have so much water spilled out everyday? Will they learn to drink from a rat or rodent waterer? LOL We have the food and water on one half with 2 puppy pads underneath it and a few puppy pads on the other side in hopes it absorbs some water they track over and a ton of pine shavings and no matter how much I put I come home to a wet soggy MESS which I dont mind but the babies are freezing even with a 200 watt light bulb they are sitting under and I stick my hand under the bulb, its only 12 inches from the top and it is really warm but I guess not warm enough. I have been taking the puppy pads and shavings out and replacing it every morning and night but at that rate I am going to go thru way to many pads. I have added cardboard to the 3 sides to not allow any drafts but my house is very draft free usually. I put a towel up on the front clipped to keep it warmer and block those draft and still they are freezing!