Help and advice on shopping for: Reptile Heat
Keep your pet toasty and warm
One of the most important parts of reptile, amphibian and invertebrate care is your ability to maintain the right temperature for your pet. Our range of high-quality heating hardware includes many leading brands, such as Arcadia, Exo Terra and Komodo, to help you ensure your pet is always at the exact right temperature.
What is reptile heat?
Our reptile heat range is full of all the hardware you can use to keep your terrarium or vivarium heated to the correct temperature for your animals. Reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates are all cold-blooded, this means that they are unable to maintain their own body temperature and must rely on external sources to heat them. As many of these creatures are used to the heat found in tropical climates, they often require a much higher temperature than that found in Britain.
Why should I buy reptile heat?
For reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, heating isn’t just for comfort, it’s key to their survival. Even a slight drop in temperature can cause your pets distress and upset, while a significant drop could leave them with permanent difficulties and in danger. Reptile heat can be costly, as with any heating, but it’s also a necessary part of keeping reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
What are the main types of reptile heat?
Our reptile heat range is further divided into four categories; ceramic heaters, heat bulbs, heat cables and heat mats. Ceramic heaters are heating elements made from ceramic that produce no visible light, meaning that they can be used at night without disturbing your pet. Heat bulbs are simply bulbs that are primarily designed to produce heat, with light being a by-product. Heat cables are wires that produce heat, they can be woven through the substrate or around enclosures to create heat anywhere. Finally, heat mats are large heated areas that can be placed beneath or inside an enclosure to create a warm and cosy area.
What should I look for?
When buying any reptile heat products, it’s important to find out what’s right for your pet first and foremost. Beyond that, it’s really a case of looking at what products will work with the hardware you already have and then considering the energy efficiency of the products you’re buying. Many of these products will run constantly, so be sure to look at their energy efficiency before making a purchase.