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A Temperature Controller?

A Temperature Controller?

Postby AshSmulian » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:29 pm

Hi guys,

This might be a dumb question, but how necessary is it getting a Temperature Controller for a heat pad?
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby reptile » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:16 am

Depends, if you want to simulate the animals environment really good, and breed the reptile, then it is pretty necessary. Also if you are planning to get more, and make a rack system, I would recommend getting one. The snake can live without it, but if you have one, it is always better.
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby AshSmulian » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:15 am

reptile wrote:Depends, if you want to simulate the animals environment really good, and breed the reptile, then it is pretty necessary. Also if you are planning to get more, and make a rack system, I would recommend getting one. The snake can live without it, but if you have one, it is always better.



Thanks! I will keep that in mind. :D
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby Westley Price » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:01 am

AshSmulian, normal heat pad get WAAAAYYY too hot for snakes and can even cause fires when simply left one.

In my opinion the R400 you spend on a Thermostat is one of the most crucial purchases you make when getting any reptile pet. If you search for "thermostat" on the forum you will get loads of topics where the importance of it is highlighted.

One snake or 100, get a thermostat.
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby AshSmulian » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:00 am

Westley Price wrote:AshSmulian, normal heat pad get WAAAAYYY too hot for snakes and can even cause fires when simply left one.

In my opinion the R400 you spend on a Thermostat is one of the most crucial purchases you make when getting any reptile pet. If you search for "thermostat" on the forum you will get loads of topics where the importance of it is highlighted.

One snake or 100, get a thermostat.


Oh gosh, I guess I should get one then. Thanks for the help! (:
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby reptile » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:36 pm

sorry for some misinformation, but I only know the heat pads with low temps, my bad. Have Fun with your BP!
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby AshSmulian » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:43 pm

reptile wrote:sorry for some misinformation, but I only know the heat pads with low temps, my bad. Have Fun with your BP!


Its alright(: and thanks! Will do!
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby Westley Price » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:56 pm

Reptile, your information was not bad, but once you smell your first fried/bloated snake due to a heat mat malfunction, you will also swear by a thermostat ;)
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Re: A Temperature Controller?

Postby reptile » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:11 am

Okay,
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