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Old 08-09-2011, 03:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hm...I know that the main reason for the thermostat is concern for the cage overheating, but perhaps a low wattage bulb would work. I'm really not sure about this, so I would wait for someone with a little more experience to come along and give more advice. I know LizardGirl wrote a really fantastic guide for how to heat cages, so maybe you could try posting on that thread or getting in contact with her. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Well, I've already read that, but thanks for the suggestion!
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I would suggest getting a higher wattage. If you get a lower wattage, it will struggle all night to keep the cage at a good temperature, whereas a higher wattage (100, I would say) would do the job nicely, and wouldn't have to be on all night long trying to keep up with the cold air getting in to the cage.
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I would suggest getting a higher wattage. If you get a lower wattage, it will struggle all night to keep the cage at a good temperature, whereas a higher wattage (100, I would say) would do the job nicely, and wouldn't have to be on all night long trying to keep up with the cold air getting in to the cage.
The thing is, I can't find a CHE with a thermostat built in at my local pet stores. I would have to have it on all night. That is why I was going to get a 50 or 70 watt.
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The thing is, I can't find a CHE with a thermostat built in at my local pet stores. I would have to have it on all night. That is why I was going to get a 50 or 70 watt.
As far to my knowledge, they don't make them built into a CHE. Petsmart had a CHE and bulb, but no thermostat. I bought this one on Amazon: http://tiny.cc/emB96

It works great! You just turn the dial to the temp you want the cage to be, attach the probe thermometer to the inside of the cage (high up on the wall) plug the CHE into the thermostat, and done! It has been keeping Lily's cage nice and toasty at 75F. Oh, and I use a 100 watt bulb.
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A Ceramic Heat Emitter doesn't have anything built in to it - it looks like a light bulb, and emits heat. You screw the CHE bulb into a dome, and plug the dome into a thermostat.

I think you should go check out the Heatig & Lighting thread That will give you a better understanding of how a CHE set up works.
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The thing is, I can't find a CHE with a thermostat built in at my local pet stores. I would have to have it on all night. That is why I was going to get a 50 or 70 watt.
As far to my knowledge, they don't make them built into a CHE. Petsmart had a CHE and bulb, but no thermostat. I bought this one on Amazon: http://tiny.cc/emB96

It works great! You just turn the dial to the temp you want the cage to be, attach the probe thermometer to the inside of the cage (high up on the wall) plug the CHE into the thermostat, and done! It has been keeping Lily's cage nice and toasty at 75F. Oh, and I use a 100 watt bulb.
Oh, okay! I think I might use that! Thank You!
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A Ceramic Heat Emitter doesn't have anything built in to it - it looks like a light bulb, and emits heat. You screw the CHE bulb into a dome, and plug the dome into a thermostat.

I think you should go check out the Heatig & Lighting thread That will give you a better understanding of how a CHE set up works.
I'm pretty sure that's the one I read before, but thanks anyways. Okay, I now know what to do. Thanks Everybody!
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If my cage has bars on top, is there any concern of overheating the metal bars?
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If my cage has bars on top, is there any concern of overheating the metal bars?
No, because all heat equipment must be used in conjunction with a quality thermostat (note that a thermostat is different to a thermometer!) - which will prevent the CHE from overheating.
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