ZOO MED ReptiTemp Digital Reptile Terrarium Thermostat - Chewy.com

Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Reptile Terrarium Thermostat

By Zoo Med
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
$32.49Chewy Price
$64.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Digital thermostat for your reptile habitat.
  • Designed to turn on cooling devices using the cool mode.
  • Designed to turn on heating devices using the heat mode.
  • Controls a range of temperatures from 50 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Can be used on up to 600 watts of heating devices and 150 watts of cooling devices.

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Questions & Answers

28 Customer Questions

How long is the wire to plug in the wall? How long is the other wire for the thermometer part?
Answer by ChewyJul 08, 2021
The sensor cord for the temperature probe on the RT-600 is 6 feet long. The power cord to plug it into the wall is 70 inches in length.

Is this a dimming thermostat or a on/off?
Answer by ChewyFeb 08, 2021
This thermostat is designed to turn on heating devices using the heat mode or to turn on cooling devices in cool mode.

Is this a pulse thermostat?
Answer by ChewyJun 29, 2021
This is not a pulse thermostat. In HEAT mode, the controller will turn on heating devices (e.g., heat lamps, under tank heaters, ceramic heat emitters) when the actual temperature in your terrarium drops below the programmed temperature setting. In COOL mode, the controller will turn on a cooling device (e.g., fan) when the temperature in your terrarium rises above the programmed temperature setting. The probe for this thermometer can be placed in the substrate, wrapped around furniture or branches or taped to the side of the tank. Please be sure that your animal cannot chew on or entangle itself in the cable.

Is this item only meant for 1 under tank heater or am I able to reuse the thermostat every time I purchase a new/larger size under tank heater?
Answer by ChewyNov 11, 2021
This thermostat controls the power output to whatever is plugged into it based on the temperature it reads. Multiple heaters can be plugged into it using an additional extension cable and all the heaters will be either on or off based on the setting of the thermostat.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AshS on Dec 14, 2022

Amazing product!!

I would recommend this to any small animal or reptile parent! This product does exactly what it states and does a fantastic job of keeping my hedgehog warm in his enclosure! 10 out of 10 gold stars

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on Nov 13, 2022

Does its job, worth the price

It sure does the job well and makes sure the tank doesn't overheat. The thermometer is just underwhelming and needs to be constantly readjusted into a proper place. it works fine but is easy to dislodge and move around. Fell into the water bowl one time.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenna on Sep 14, 2022

Does as it says.

It's a thermostat - the sensor has an incredibly long cord so you can really put it where you please. The device itself is really self-explanatory and took me no time at all to set up for my critter area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By NatejW on Dec 14, 2022

Best Thermostat

I keep it hot and did not burn out after 2 years of use.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Lanie on Mar 19, 2022

Works, but a little inconvenient.

Changing the temp is pretty clunky, you have to totally cycle through the temperature settings and start over if you want to make the temperature lower. The light on the digital display is also pretty bright and cannot be turned off. This may bother your pet at night, or bother you if it's in a bedroom. I had to make a cardboard sleeve to slip over the display at night to keep the light out. Other than those inconveniences, it works fine. I like that it has a setting for an alarm if the temperature falls too low or high. Overall a decent product with a few inconveniences that keep me from really recommending it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BirdEnthusiast on May 22, 2022

Works great

I really like that I don't have to worry about my heat mat getting too hot or too cold for my lizard.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Logan on Apr 14, 2022

Very Good Thermostat

Is very good at making sure my snakes' enclosure doesn't get too hot. Very useful.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Littlefoot on Feb 19, 2022

Leopard gecko

Littlefoot loves everything keeps him nice and toasty

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bobo on Jul 25, 2021

Best one so far for beginner setup.

I've tried 3 different thermostats and this one is by far the best one for my U.T.H based on clear readout, easy to use, and very accurate. It's for a Ball Python enclosure and I do put the probe under ReptiChip substrate and I get a much more accurate reading for surface temps than on the outside bottom between pad and glass. Plus, not so hot on bottom glass and this 1 year juvenile stays under substrate A LOT!. I have the pad always at 84*F (~+/- 2*F) so at night the coldest it will be is 80* (with 2 inches of substrate) and the during day under hide inside temps reach 87*F - 92*F. Minor complaints are the tape will stay about 3-4days before unit flops off and I wish there was a down button for temp setting and I didn't have to cycle through highest temp to reset. I'm still going to give it 5 stars though as this is best most accurate one I've tried and beats Zilla and iPower thermostats for U.T.H temp regulation. PS. Give it about 1 week to let heat radiate through all the surrounding substrate for more accurate readings if using a wet bark substrate like ReptiChip.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dakota on Jun 24, 2021

Get it if you have a reptile

This is a MUST. Get this if you have a reptile who needs a constant heat. They need this to make sure its the right heat and they dont overheat or freeze.