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The limitations of fur as an insulator


There isnít anything magical about fur. It is an insulator that slows heat transmission, similar to the insulation in the exterior walls of your home. The insulating value of fur decreases as its thickness is reduced. Since small animals generally have thinner fur than larger ones, they are more susceptible to the cold. They also have more body surface area for every pound of weight, which magnifies this problem.


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