Shop a range of reptile thermostats for reading & monitoring your terrariums temperature and humidity. Set your thermostat by time to control when your heating and lighting turns on & off. They are used in enclosures for snakes, lizards, frogs and scorpions. All the reptile thermostats sold by PETZOO are up to Australian standard and safe to use to control temperature in your terrarium.
About Reptile Thermostats
A thermostat is a device used to regulate the temperature inside a reptile enclosure by turning heat sources on or off as needed to maintain a desired temperature range. In other words, it helps to keep the temperature consistent and stable in the enclosure.
Reptiles are cold-blooded animals, which means that their body temperature is regulated by the temperature of their environment. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain a suitable temperature range inside their enclosure to ensure their health and well-being.
A thermostat typically works in conjunction with a heat source, such as a basking lamp or under-tank heating pad. The thermostat is connected to the heat source and measures the temperature inside the enclosure using a probe. If the temperature is too low, the thermostat turns the heat source on to increase the temperature. If the temperature is too high, the thermostat turns the heat source off to decrease the temperature.
Using a thermostat can help ensure that the temperature inside the enclosure remains within a safe and healthy range for your reptile. It can also help prevent overheating or under-heating, which can lead to health problems for your pet.
Reptile Thermostat FAQ's
What is a reptile thermostat & why do I need a thermostat?
Reptiles are cold-blooded, which means that their body temperature is regulated by the temperature of their environment. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain a suitable temperature range inside their enclosure to ensure their health and well-being. A thermostat can help you maintain a consistent and stable temperature inside the enclosure, which is essential for your reptile's health.
What types of reptile thermostats are available for reptiles?
There are different types of thermostats available for reptiles, including on/off thermostats, pulse proportional thermostats, and dimming thermostats. On/off thermostats simply turn the heat source on and off to maintain the desired temperature range, while pulse-proportional thermostats and dimming thermostats modulate the heat output to maintain a more stable temperature range. Dimming thermostats will also help your heat bulbs to last longer, as it will turn off in a gentle fashion.
How do I choose the right thermostat for my reptile?
The type of thermostat you choose will depend on the heat source you are using, and the temperature range required by your reptile species. It is important to choose a high-quality thermostat that is compatible with your heat source and that can maintain a stable temperature range within the enclosure.
How do I set up my thermostat?
Setting up a thermostat will depend on the specific model you are using. Generally, you will need to connect the thermostat to the heat source and insert the temperature probe into the enclosure. You will then need to set the desired temperature range and adjust the thermostat as needed to maintain the appropriate temperature range.
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