Zilla Terrarium Heat Mat Reptile Heater

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About This Item


  • Zilla heat mats are ideal for desert and tropical reptile species.
  • Provides an ideal external heat source for amphibians and arachnids, too!
  • The carbon filter gives off uniform heating with zero hot spots, plus it's energy-efficient and made without hazardous wires.
  • Designed to help regulate your pet's body temperature for overall health and well-being.
  • Comes with adhesive mounting that allows you to place the heat mat on the side of the terrarium or underneath it.

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Questions & Answers

29 Customer Questions

can this heat mat be put in breaded dragon tank under the liner.Tank is 50 gallon and I have a hard time keeping my baby warm as my room has no heat source
Answer by ChewyOct 31, 2017
While this works great to give your bearded dragon some added heat, it should be placed underneath or on the side of the terrarium, not inside. It shouldn't be used to substitute your beardie's basking light, as that is their main source of heat.

I have a five gallon tank for my small hermit crabs. Is this heating pad safe for them?
Answer by ChewyAug 21, 2019
This heater may be used with a hermit crab habitat. It is generally recommended they be housed in a habitat with a temperature no lower than 75°F. The 4-watt model is suitable for tanks from 1 to 5 gallons.

how and where do i put this on
Answer by ChewyDec 25, 2018
This heater may be placed on the under the terrarium or it can be side mounted. Remove the protective paper from adhesive side of heat mat, place adhesive side of heat mat to outside of glass terrarium. Then rub the heat mat evenly until it is firmly adhered to the terrarium bottom. If placing under, place the rubber spacers under each corner of the terrarium bottom, making sure that the terrarium does not rest directly on the heat mat electrical cord when in use.

Is this approved for plastic tanks?
Answer by ChewyJan 14, 2021
This heat mat is for use with glass tanks only. Do not mount on plastic or metal surfaces.

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87 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By anastasia on Sep 22, 2023

Stopped working within 24 hours

It heated well when first plugged in, and then totally died within less than 24 hours. I tried a different outlet and it wouldn't reheat. It's totally dead.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By zaza91 on Apr 12, 2023

Do not recommend for 4 watt.

I ordered this back in August apparently. I bought it for a backup just in case my main one ever failed. I broke it out a couple of weeks ago to use and it does not heat. It's like barely lukewarm definitely not warm enough to keep a animal warm or alive.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Logan on Feb 24, 2023

Great Heat Mat

I have one of these for my rat snake, and it's awesome. The sticky stuff keeps it in place on the bottom of the tank I have it on a Zilla thermostat and it keeps my snake happy and warm. I love the size and how much cheaper it is compared to some other brands. Highly recommend

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By awesoms on May 9, 2023

excellent product

Super happy with it works great and so cheap i def. Reccomend

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hermit on Nov 14, 2022

Perfect little heat pad

This small heat pad is perfect for my three hermit crabs. It raises the temperature in their habitat enough that the moisture in the substrate evaporates to moisten the air. It warms the habitat but it does not make it hot. I have positioned the pad on one end and have included cholla wood to climb if they get too warm. They seem happy and healthy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Saph on Jun 25, 2022

A Waste sadly

Doesn’t stick to the glass and barely heats. If I rub my hands together long enough that would generate more heat than this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nannie on Jun 16, 2022

Warm gecko

It keeps my sons gecko happy she just sets on it and smiles at him.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Heather on Jan 29, 2022

Horrible product

Had this pad hooked to a thermostat, set very very low and it burned a hole thru itself and the wood underneath it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Joan on Jan 21, 2022

Don't trust this product.

Reptile heat mat worked for three days. No help with the order. Not happy about that. Product was installed correctly.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Bruh on Oct 28, 2021


I have been using this for a month. I got curious and temp tested the glass under the substrate for my ball pythons tank. MY TEMP GUN SAID IT WAS 160°. IF MY SNAKE BURROWED BAST HIS SUBSTRATE THAT WOULD HAVE BURNED HIM. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR ANIMAL PLEASE DONT GET THIS