Reptiles are ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), which means that they don't produce their own body heat. Instead, they depend on external heat sources l...View full details
Heat mats provide radiant warmth from below, simulating the effect of a sun-warmed surface in the wild. They are most suitable for crepuscular and nocturnal reptiles, and work best with a layer of substrate less than 2" thick.
The heat mat should be about 1/4 to 1/2 the size of the enclosure floor, depending on the size of the reptile that will be using it. The reptile should be able to fit its whole body on the mat.
Heat mats need to be connected to a thermostat in order to be used safely. After choosing a heat mat from our excellent selection below, make sure to check out our inventory of thermostats here!
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