Reptile Heat Lamps, Heaters & Lighting
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If reptiles are cold-blooded, do they need a reptile heat lamp? The answer is yes. Your reptilian friend needs heat for essential biological processes like digestion, breathing, reproduction and circulation. Snakes and lizards obtain heat from their environment, which is why it's important to be able to control the heat of your reptile terrarium. You can do this through a reptile thermostat for reptilian habitats. But know, that it's important to know the temperature and lighting conditions of your pet's natural environment before planning their habitat. If your pet is acting less active than normal, it may be due to a lack of heat. Overheating can happen as well, so make sure to keep your terrarium at the right temperature for your reptile species. Light can bother your pet at night, so consider switching to a heating pad or mat during nighttime hours. Turtles are also ectotherms, which means they require heat from outside sources. One way snakes and lizards acquire heat is through sunning. Just like humans like to bask in the sun, snakes and lizards like to find a sunny spot and absorb heat. On Chewy you can find a reptile heat lamp to help your reptile absorb the heat he needs. Top reptile spot lamp brands include Exo Terra, Zoo Med and Fluker's. The Exo Terra Infrared Basking Reptile Spot Lamp has a reddish tint which prevents disruption of your pet's normal activities whether it's day or night. Zoo Med makes a series of mini fluorescent reptile bulbs for smaller terrariums as well. Another way to keep reptiles warm is with a reptile heat mat. The Fluker's Ultra-Deluxe premium heat mat is an easy way to keep your cold-blooded companion comfortable and healthy. This reptile heating pad evenly distributes heat throughout your pet's habitat, and is perfect for lizards and snakes. Keep your reptile comfortable and healthy with reptile habitat accessories from Chewy. For great deals on reptile food, reptile bedding and all other reptile supplies be sure to shop Chewy's online pet store!
Related Categories: Reptile Cleaning and Maintenance, Reptile Health and Wellness, Reptile Supplies, Reptile Ultraviolet Light, Reptile Visible Light, Reptile Light Fixtures
Most reptiles need lights and heaters in their terrariums. Reptiles are cold-blooded, so their environmental temperature needs to stay within a specific range. While some reptiles thrive at temperatures in the room temperature range, others will need heaters in all or part of their terrariums. Reptile lighting is also important, as light exposure helps modulate reptiles' circadian rhythms and UVB helps them make vitamin D. Be sure to choose the right reptile lighting and heat sources for the needs of your reptile species.
Choose the right light and heater for your reptile by first doing research on the particular lighting and heating needs of your reptile species. Find out what types of light your reptile will need and look up the ideal intensity and length of exposure for each. For heating, your reptile may need a basking lamp, a diffuse heat source, a reptile heating pad or a combination of heat sources. You will likely need to choose several lighting and heating sources and set them to go on and off using a programmable timer or thermostat. Chewy makes it easy to find all the right heating and lighting for your reptile. Use our handy product search features on the left of the Reptile Heating and Lighting page to find exactly what you need!
Reptile heaters and lights don't use a lot of electricity, but you can find heaters and lights that are more energy efficient if you are concerned. Look for ceramic reptile heaters and fluorescent lighting options, just be careful to choose the right types of energy efficient reptile lighting for your particular species of reptile.
Some terrarium lights and heaters can be left on all day, but look up the needs of your specific reptile and guidelines for the types of lighting and heating you are using. Most reptiles do well with 12 hours of daytime light and heating per day, with a light-free nighttime heat source turned on at night. There are programmable reptile light fixtures that turn on and off at preset times to make the job easier for you, and you can also get digital thermostats that control your heating and cooling to maintain an ideal temperature all the time. Most reptile heating and lighting is safe enough to be left on as long as necessary, but check the specific recommendations for the type of reptile lighting and heating you are using.