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Reptile Habitat Thermometers

One of the most important aspects of taking care of a reptile is providing a habitat that closely resembles that of their habitat in the wild. As a reptile’s caretaker, it’s your primary responsibility to do research to learn how to provide a proper environment for your reptile, so he can thrive and live a nice long healthy life. One of the most crucial aspects of a reptile’s environment is the temperature in the terrarium, so whether you own a snake, lizard, turtle, bearded dragon, tortoise, frog or hermit crab, it’s your job to create and maintain the proper temperature, and you can do that by keeping a reptile thermometer in the terrarium. Zen Pet Supplies has a number of affordable, high quality reptile thermometers that will provide an accurate temperature reading every time. These products are extremely inexpensive, yet they’re invaluable to keeping the terrarium’s temperature at the proper reading.
In addition to reptile thermometers, we also carry a number of hygrometers in our current inventory; these devices measure the humidity level in the terrarium. Unlike dogs and cats, pet reptiles require a very specific type of environment in order to thrive, and maintaining the proper temperature for their particular species is an integral part of creating a habitat that closely resembles that of their environment in the wild. We even carry items that are both a thermometer and a hygrometer, so you can check both on a daily basis with just one piece of equipment. Keep in mind that all reptiles require different types of environments, and there’s no one way to heat/cool all reptile habitats. Be sure you know what your reptile’s habitat needs are before purchasing a reptile thermometer or hygrometer.

Before adjusting the terrarium’s temperature, you must first consider the temperature of the room your cage is in because cage location means everything for reptiles. Choosing an appropriate room in your house can mean the difference of several degrees in the ambient temperature. Rooms that face the west or south are going to be a bit warmer than those facing east or north. In two-story residences, keeping your pet reptiles downstairs or in the basement will mean lower ambient temperatures. Because heat rises, rooms located above the ground floor are warmer than those below the ground level. Even within a room, a considerable temperature gradient may exist, so you may want to position the terrarium on a shelving unit according to the needs of the particular species of reptile you own. Keep animals that require slightly cooler temperatures on the lower shelves (closer to the floor), and keep those species that may be more sensitive to cooler temperatures on the upper shelves. If your windows face the sun, a window shade will also help keep the inside temperatures cooler. As you can see, there are many factors to consider when adjusting the temperature of your reptile’s habitat. You can research online or ask an experienced reptile owner for guidance. As you become more knowledgeable and experienced with reptile caretaking, it will become easier to monitor and adjust the temperature and humidity level of your pet’s terrarium. Please check out the large selection of reptile thermometers available now at the Zen Pet Supplies’ online store.