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Help and advice on shopping for: Reptile Thermostats

Reptile thermostats help and advice

Maintain the perfect conditions for your pet

A reptile thermostat is vital to control reptile heating equipment such as heat mats and ceramic heaters. Our range of reptile thermostats includes products from leading manufacturers in the reptile industry, including Exo Terra, HabiStat and Microclimate.

What are reptile thermostats?

Just like your thermostat at home, a reptile thermostat is designed to monitor the conditions within an enclosure and manage any devices to maintain optimum conditions. However, reptile thermostats often monitor other factors than heat, including the humidity of the enclosure.

Why should I buy reptile thermostats?

Unless you intend to constantly monitor your reptile, amphibian or invertebrate throughout the day, you must buy a thermostat. There are a lot of factors that can interfere with the conditions within a terrarium or vivarium and any change must be corrected before it harms your pet. Reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates are cold-blooded so they are extremely vulnerable to changes in temperature, light and humidity.

What are the main types of reptile thermostats?

We sell five types of reptile thermostats; on/off thermostats, pulse thermostats, dimming thermostats, digital thermostats and thermostat accessories. On/off thermostats are used to turn hardware, such as heading mats and cables, on or off depending on the temperature in the enclosure. Pulse thermostats are often used with ceramic heaters to heat an enclosure with pulses of heat, simulating heatwaves. Dimming thermostats are used with basking bulbs to set the amount of heat it’s producing. Digital thermostats are more precise, computer-controlled thermostats that feature a digital screen, there are examples of all types of thermostats in this group. Finally, thermostat accessories include all of the fuses needed to maintain thermostats and the mounts used to position a thermostat within or near your terrarium or vivarium.

What should I look for?

When buying a reptile thermostat it really comes down to the type of heating you’re using in your enclosure. Once that is decided you can choose between analogue or digital models and then load up on any accessories you need.