Efficient and accurate with a waterproof sensor that can be positioned in the most advantageous position in your vivarium or terrarium, the HabiStat Digital Dimming thermostat analyses the heat in your reptile’s home and adjusts the heat bulbs and heating equipment accordingly to bring it back to the optimum level for your reptile – set by you.
Do I need to use a thermostat?
A thermostat is an essential piece of equipment and we highly recommend that every heating element in your enclosure is controlled by a thermostat. There are a variety of different thermostats available and we would be happy to give you a personal recommendation based on the size of your enclosure and the species inside it. Don’t hesitate to contact us on Facebook messenger, via email or over the phone for free advice on all aspects of reptile care.
Why do you recommend a thermostat?
Thermostats are essential for a variety of reasons.
Reptile health – The most critical reason is that having the correct temperatures in your enclosure is essential for reptile health. Reptiles are cold blooded and rely on the heat you are providing them for their health, including important functions like digestion. Incorrect temperatures (which includes too hot as well as too cold) can have serious and potential deadly impact upon reptile health. A thermostat is a critical tool for keeping your reptiles as healthy as possible.
Environmental reasons – The electricity that is used in powering devices takes a toll on the environment. By lowering our usage, we are more environmentally friendly. This can include things like turning light bulbs off in the home, using LED bulbs and watching our heating – but it can equally apply to our reptiles. Reptiles use more electricity than most pets due to the heating and lighting required. By using a thermostat, you ensure only the required amount of energy is expended.
Financial reasons – As above, by saving excess energy, you also cut down on your electricity bills, this can ultimately save you the cost of the purchase price of the thermostat and more.