Ideal heating for your reptiles
Our product range of reptile heating systems comes in two primary forms: overhead heating, for example, bulbs simulating the sun's warming rays, and under the enclosure, such as a heating pad, mimicking the effect of a sun-warmed surface in the wild.
The importance of heat sources
Reptiles are ectothermic and cannot internally regulate their body temperature. In the wild, the sun directs every aspect of their daily lives. The warmth is crucial to reproducing, efficiently circulating blood, and maintaining a healthy immune system. Without heat, all reptiles — snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises — risk becoming hypothermic and less active, their digestion slows, their immune system doesn't function properly, and they become susceptible to secondary infections.
Heat elements in captivity
In captivity, you should provide the same elements. And just like the dynamics of nature, your scaled pet will require added heat all over and a thermal gradient (a warm end and a cool part) within their enclosure to regulate their body temperature in the best way possible.
The heat needs to be stable and consistent in reptile enclosures. So beyond including heating elements in your terrarium, you need to ensure the temperature is where it should be using accurate and quality thermostats and hydrometers. Always have any heating elements controlled by a thermostat so that the enclosure is never too hot or cold. We have selected easy setup and calibration tools for you.