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Old 02-23-2018, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Having issues with heating

Hey guys, so Ive been looking at other recommendations on other posts, but figured Id post one of my own to get a tailored opinion.

So this is my hedgies setup right now. She has a little sleep sack under the ramp enclosure that seems to keep her warm, however Im struggling with keeping the rest of the cage consistent. I have a heat lamp with a 150 watt CHE, an All Living Things thermometer to monitor temp, and the Zilla thermostat everyone talks about on here.

We like to keep our house cold (think 65-70) and right now, with the current setup with just the CHE heating her, it hovers around 72-73. Ive added left over cloroplast from a C&C project Im working on which seems to help retain some of the heat, but Im looking for a more consistent temperature more around 75-78.
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get another CHE so that way heat spreads more evenly and is more consistent throughout the cage.
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How big is the cage? You will probably have to add a second CHE to bring the temperature up. One CHE can only raise the temperature by 3-4 degrees.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the recommendations everyone. I ended up getting another 150 watt CHE and now shes steadily hovering around 77.
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