What are reptile thermostats and do I need it for my terrarium?
Reptile thermostats are devices that will monitor the temperature of your terrarium’s warm spot. There is a temperature probe attached to the thermostat. You would lower the probe down to the terrarium floor right above where your under tank heating pad is, and secure the probe with either tape or a weighted decor. Then you would set the ideal temperature for your reptile. Once done, plug your under tank heating pad directly into the thermostat.
If the under tank heating pad ever gets above a certain temperature threshold, the thermostat would either turn it off, or lower the voltage on it to reduce its heat. This is important as under tank heating pads are known to overheat. It can happen at anytime randomly, sometimes due to the heating pad malfunctioning. These heating pads do not have temperature controls in place as they are not designed to only heat to a certain temperature. Continue reading “Leopard Gecko Proportional or Non-proportional Reptile Thermostats”