Keep your pal at the proper temperature for optimum health and wellbeing with the Zoo Med Digital Thermometer. Specially designed to accurately measure the temperature of terrariums and other enclosures, it has an easy to see LCD screen that displays both Fahrenheit and Celsius, with no cumbersome settings or buttons. It has a remote sensor probe that lets you check the temperature in dry or wet substrates, and can be easily installed inside your enclosure with the convenient suction cups. Thanks to its small design, you can display it anywhere on your tank without obstructing your view of your pal. Plus, it includes the battery so you can use it out of the package.
Specially designed to accurately measure terrarium temperatures in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
Simple and easy to see LCD screen displays accurate temperature readings with no cumbersome settings or buttons.
The water-proof remote sensor probe lets you check the temperature in dry or wet substrates.
Easy to set up and install anywhere on your terrarium without obstructing your view.
You can use it out of the package with no assembly or programming; includes battery.
Using suction cups, mount the probe inside the enclosure (wet or dry). Mount the digital display in a dry location outside the enclosure. Press power (pwr) button to turn on. Press and hold power button for 5 seconds to turn off. Slide fahrenheit/celsius switch to desired setting. Uses one LR44, 1.5 v battery (included).
I bought this thermometer to monitor water and basking area temperatures for an aquatic turtle. I liked that it didn't cost much and had a probe that I could use in both dry areas and underwater. It works well, but I did have a little trouble with it out of the package. I couldn't get it to turn on, and after replacing the battery it came with to no avail, I realized the battery contact wasn't making a good connection. I bent the metal tab that touches the battery just slightly up and the unit works fine now.
Also, if you purchase this, you should realize that the temperature readings aren't instant. You need to wait a few minutes for the probe to report an accurate temperature.
Not bad for the price
on Aug 10, 2018
I love these thermometers. I use one on each side of my snake tank, along with the strip thermometers in the back for comparison. My only complaint is that they seem to be off (they read cooler) by a degree or two. My heat gun always reads a little higher. I don't mind though as I keep this in mind when referencing the reading. They run on battery power so you don't have to occupy a plug. The cords are long enough to move around your tank as well.
Works Amazing for accurate hot side reading
on Dec 26, 2017
I bought 2 of these because I have 2 terrariums. I HIGHLY recommend this as the manual one does not tell you the temperature for the "hot" side of your tank. The manual one does the temperature for the whole tank as the digital comes with a probe. The instructions say to place the probe against the glass using the suction cup but I was advised to just lay it inside the tank where the heating pad is directly under the light so you have an accurate temperature for the hot side only. I am so thankful for this advice as for when I had it on the glass itself it was approximately 8-10 degrees cooler than being directly on the hot side. I use the manual one for the temp of the whole tank/humidity andI bought 2 of these because I have 2 terrariums. I HIGHLY recommend this as the manual one does not tell you the temperature for the "hot" side of your tank. The manual one does the temperature for the whole tank as the digital comes with a probe. The instructions say to place the probe against the glass using the suction cup but I was advised to just lay it inside the tank where the heating pad is directly under the light so you have an accurate temperature for the hot side only. I am so thankful for this advice as for when I had it on the glass itself it was approximately 8-10 degrees cooler than being directly on the hot side. I use the manual one for the temp of the whole tank/humidity and the digital one for an accurate reading for the hot side. Delivery was as expected.… more
on Jun 18, 2018
I have the dual analog for the ‘cooler’ side of the tank...this is great for checking other places...I usually keep it in the basking area, but can easily move it around.
Better Than Others!
on May 27, 2018
I bought this for my leopard geckos terrarium because I had two thermometers that stuck to the sides of his house (on the warm side and cool side). I was shocked to see that after placing the probe on the ground of his hot side, it was actually 10 degrees hotter than he one stuck to his hot side said!!! I'm glad I bought this because turns out I've kept his hot side of his tank way too hot and would've never known!!
Not useful for bearded dragon habitat
on Aug 23, 2017
I realized that having a permanently installed thermometer was not necessary because the temperature is not likely to fluctuate as long as the lighting remains the same. Also, temperature that I needed to measure most was that of the basking area. Leaving the probe on the basking area would not be good because it would get in the way of my bearded dragon. I bought an infrared/laser thermometer which is working out really well.
It works but not correctly
on Feb 24, 2018
The thermometer works except it’s would say the temp is something crazy like 140+ degrees Fahrenheit so then I’d check it with another and it would read at 87 degrees. So it worked just not accurately.
on Jun 6, 2018
Says it comes with the battery on the back of the product but there is no battery in there. Now I have to gp get one from somewhere which is exactly what I was trying tp avoid
on May 5, 2018
Temperature reading changes significantly within seconds. One moment it might read 99°F and then two seconds later it reads 68°F.
great for the price
on Aug 21, 2017
Works well, fast shipping, and easy to use!! I am very happy with this product. I use it to measure the temperatures of my tortoises enclosure.