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Old 03-19-2017, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you set up a CHE in a vivarium?

Hiya! I'm researching setup for a Pygmy hedgehog as I'm hopefully getting one in a few weeks. I've found a vivarium that's big enough:

I've chosen to use a ceramic heat emitter, but I'm unsure of how to set up a CHE as I can't find any videos online of them being use for hedgehogs in vivs, only in cages and I don't want to get a cage as it's dangerous.

Can anyone explain how to set it up (will I need to drill holes?) and if possible recommend some safe brands / links to CHEs and automatic thermostats? I'm based in the U.K. ?. I just want to make sure I'm completely prepared and ready so it's safe ?.

Thanks so much! ? x
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hiya, I was wondering the same thing when I was thinking of getting a viv too. I found these little brackets to can attach the CHE to. You'll need to drill holes to attack it to the top of the viv.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey there!
I got my vivarium from the exact same website the set up I got was this one

It works wonders and you just screw the fittings into the top of the vivarium- I can't actually remember whether or not it came with screws, but if you just use some short ones it won't go through the top.

Hope that helps a bit
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