One of the most important aspects when keeping reptiles is maintained the correct temperature within their vivarium. If they get too cold, they will become sluggish and may even stop eating. If they get too hot, they may overheat and dead.
Therefore, you have to often monitor and keep an eye on the temperature insider the tank. It is not simple as turn on a heat source and walks away. The temperature outside the tank will affect and change the temperature inside.
Reptiles cannot against the fluctuations in temperature very well. This is why you will need a reptile thermostat which will help you simplifies everything and ensure your reptile well being. This post is some factor that you should know before purchase on the reptile thermostat.
Which type of heater you are using?
There is not only one type of thermostat available and some thermometer designed for compatibly with only one heater. For example, a pulse thermostat can only be used for a heater that does not emit light such as a ceramic bulb.
It is essential to consider your type of heater before buying a thermostat. However, you can purchase the superior and more expensive devices of the dimmer thermostat, which is very versatile and can be used for all sorts of heaters.
The temperature range that your reptiles require
Different types of reptiles will require a different temperature range. Besides, there are some lizard will need the baking area where its hottest spot in the tank meanwhile some are nocturnal and do not really need much heat to stay warm.
Moreover, the larger tank side also needs stronger thermostat. Therefore, you should ensure that the thermostat you are planning to buy has the temperature ranger that matches with your reptiles requirement.
Control multiple devices
There are some thermostats will allow you to control two devices at the same time. It is always better to get this multiple device thermostats because you can control two different sides in your tank.
Ensure that both the warmer side and colder side are in the proper temperature by connecting with both heating and cooling device.