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Gauges / Thermometers for Reptile Habitats

If you’re the proud owner of a pet reptile or amphibian, or if you’re preparing to bring home a new pet lizard, snake, turtle, tortoise, frog or some other such fascinating creature, good for you! You will get years of enjoyment out of your pet and the rewarding feeling that comes with caring for another living thing. While bringing home a dog or cat is something you can do at a moment’s notice because you can always run out and get what they need while a family member holds the pup or kitten and makes sure he’s safe, reptiles and amphibians require a great deal more preparation than other pets. You must set up your new pet’s habitat ahead of his arrival to make the transition into his new home safe and comfortable. After all, you can’t just let your pet reptile or amphibian crawl around the house while you rush around setting up his terrarium. You can find thermostats, gauges and other habitat supplies right here on the Zen Pet Supplies website.
When setting up a habitat for a pet reptile or amphibian, there are many factors to consider; each species requires a different type of habitat. There is no “one size fits all” mentality when it comes to building your pet’s habitat because the specifics for each terrarium are crucial to them living a healthy life. Temperature is one of the most important considerations for reptile and amphibians terrariums. Many biological processes, such as digestion, reproduction, and respiration are directly affected by temperature. In the wild, exothermic animals (certain reptiles) are able to thermoregulate, which means they regulate their internal temperatures by seeking out suitable areas in their environment. In captivity, however, the options for a reptile or amphibian to thermoregulate are greatly reduced or even nonexistent. This is why you need a thermostat in your pet’s terrarium—to monitor the temperature at all times. You will also need a hygrometer, which measure humidity. Some types of animals require more humidity than others; it’s your job to get the temperature and humidity level correct for your pets’ optimal living conditions.

A primary consideration when discussing temperature is to research the temperature range for the species you own. Some animals require that you have different temperatures and humidity levels in the same terrarium, and it takes a great deal of knowledge and skill to get this type of environment correct. If you can talk to an experienced reptile or amphibian owner before setting up your habitat, you will do a world of good for your pets. Be sure to check out the reptile/amphibian thermostats and gauges available on the Zen Pet Supplies’ online store.