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 Heating help?

I snake cage and its 2’ wide,2’ deep, and 42" long. I was wondering how could I put in a heat pad safely in "wooden cage" without causing any harm to my RTB.



03/27/05  02:11am

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Dowhat08
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  Message To: Anth   In reference to Message Id: 288070


 Heating help?

one suggestion is to use reptile carpet for your substrate and put the het pad directly under the carpet on the inside. get yourself a thermostat and plug the heat pad in to the thermostat. this way, you can regulate the temperature. how are you measuring your temps. get yourself an accurite thermometer so you know exactly whats going on in that cage of yours. hope this helps...



03/28/05  04:07pm

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  Message To: Dowhat08   In reference to Message Id: 289343


 Heating help?

Does it matter how thick the cage carpet is?



03/28/05  08:07pm

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  Message To: Anth   In reference to Message Id: 289606


 Heating help?

You can just use ordinary astroturf or the reptile carpet bought in Pet shops. Another method, is to sew the heat pad into a "pillowcase" made from astroturf. Sew it tight so the snake can’t crawl into it and you can bury this under the bedding if you use aspen or coconut husk, etc.



03/29/05  12:40am

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  Message To: Anth   In reference to Message Id: 288070


 Heating help?

I personally would not install any electrical heat pad inside of an enclosure, unless it was completely sealed off. A spilled water bowl or a copious amount of wet urine could easily cause a disaster. BZZZZ!

A better option for a wood enclosure would be a caged in lamp with a ceramic heat emmitter controlled by a thermostat.



03/29/05  01:14am


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