Reptile Heating & Lighting

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Reptile Heating & Lighting

If reptiles are cold-blooded, do they need a reptile 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’s 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’s reddish tint 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 heating and lighting habitat accessories from Chewy.