Can I use a reptile heating pad for my hamster habitat?
I recently moved from a desert to a high mountain area. Its REALLY cold outside and in our home. My Robo hamster has bedding, but he still seems like he's freezing. Burrowing and sleeping more often. My hamster's habitat is a 10 gallon aquarium, could I use a reptile heating pad if i place it under his tank? Will it melt his plastic accessories? Would it be a fire hazard?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
on Zoo Med Repti-Therm UTH Under Tank Heaters
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You can use the mini size to keep your hammy warm. The mini is safe on plastic. ^w^
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You might want to mount them on the side of the tank. It's not powerful enough to melt his accessories, but the glass might get too hot if he burrows under the substrate.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Yes, you can use a reptile heating pad for your hamster. Reptile heat pads are not able to reach at such a high level of heat so that the plastic accessories will melt. It will just make the substrate warm and cozy.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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