Zoo Med Repticare Rock Heater

By Zoo Med
Rated 2.7209 out of 5 stars
$11.73Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • A heated safety stone that makes the perfect secondary heater for many snakes and lizards.
  • Made of a hydrated rock material that is extra durable and conducts more heat.
  • Nichrome heater is completely encapsulated so it distributes heat evenly to avoid hot spots.
  • Perfect for pythons, boas, kingsnakes, rat snakes, gopher snakes, bearded dragons, monitor lizards, tegus and more.
  • It’s cUL approved for safety so it’s safe to use at home and uses only 15 watts of power.

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Questions & Answers

12 Customer Questions

How warm/hot does this rock achieve?
Answer by ChewyNov 23, 2017
After you plug the Repticare Rock Heater in, it will take several hours to heat up and should feel warm to touch (rock surface temperature between 90-100 F, 32-43 C). Generally, the surface of the Repticare Rock Heater will get between 10-20 F above the ambient terrarium temperature. If you are keeping your terrarium warm (95-105 F) then please unplug your Repticare Rock heater at these temperatures.

Is this safe to use in a plastic terrarium?
Answer by ChewyMay 15, 2021
This heater is safe to be used in a plastic container as long as the container has substrate on the bottom that the rock heater is set on and it is not coming in contact with any of the plastic.

If I'm using this as a secondary heat source for a ball python, should I place it in the already 'hot' side of the tank near the main heat source, or in the temperate middle of the tank?
Answer by ChewyMay 28, 2022
The Repticare Rock Heater is designed to facilitate digestion in reptiles but is not to be used as a primary heat source for any tropical or desert species of reptile. Don’t put your Rock Heater directly under or over another heat source. The additional heat from a primary heat source will cause the surface of the Rock Heater to overheat. This could result in burns to your reptile.

Would this work for my tomato frog?
Answer by ChewyJul 29, 2021
This heater is not suitable for tomato frogs. It is designed for reptiles in dry terrariums only.

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Rated 2.7209 out of 5 stars
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43 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Deborah on Nov 4, 2023

So far so good

So far so good. I was nervous about the reviews but they are not too hot. My tortoises seem to like the heat. I do feel the heaters every day to make sure they don’t get too hot. My last set of rock heaters got really hot ( bought from another company)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By reptilerescuer on Jul 6, 2023


I repeat DO NOT USE. these are extremely dangerous and can burn your reptile. Reptiles do not feel heat the same way that humans do. It gets way too hot and they cannot tell the difference. Place a piece of slate under your basking light instead.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LYNNE on Feb 4, 2023

Rock Heater

Our bearded dragon "Wilma" loves this heated rock. She will spend a few hours at a time warming herself. It seems to make her a bit more perky and active.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Caitlinm92 on May 7, 2022

Not very good

This heat rock gets a little too hot in my eyes and wish it had come with a setting where u could adjust it lower. But it does make a good rock for my beardie to just lay on while basking under his real lights. So that's what I'm gonna use it for and just won't have it plugged in. Make sure you read the directions and put that definitely in their cold side if you are going to be plugging it in..bc I can see why they warn you about it bc with how hot it gets in their cold side..it could seriously burn your buddy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Nunu on Mar 29, 2022


I purchased 2 rocks and neither of them heat up at all ! Waste of money

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hello on Feb 13, 2022

Finally Something that works

This is just what I needed for my snake. I use it with a thermostat and it stays a toasty 82°

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Branch on Oct 5, 2021

Not worth the money I spent

This item is useless not worth the money I spent on it.. wish I didn't buy

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Tara on May 19, 2021

This Heat rock

Didn't work!!! Do not recommend. I throughout the box and packaging without trying it. I don't know why I did this, but I did. Do not buy this. I don't blame the site, I blame the product. And didn't even try to contact to return or get a refund.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kace on Jul 14, 2021


Bought this heat rock for my ball python, and it worked only for 1 week!! DO NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Cass on May 29, 2021

Should never be used. Ever.

Heat rocks can't be regulated, and are known for regularly lighting on fire. They cause burns to animals, and short circut regularly. Don't buy.