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Old 09-14-2019, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, i'm new here but a friend recommended this place where i can ask questions.

I have a 6 month old little boy and i would like to know what type of heating item i can use for him, have a wire cage for him.

I have seen many recommendations on what to use but i'm still unsure...
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For me personally, I love using CHE's. If money isn't an issue for you, you can either heat up the entire house or get a space heater to heat up the room.

Heating pads are not a sufficient source of heating as they don't heat the air of the cage properly. They can burn hedgies so please be careful of that.
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ceramic Heat Emitters are best; they are an overhead heat source (which is more natural as heat comes above) and the emit zero light - which is perfect for a nocturnal species, as they wont disrupt natural behaviour.

For a wire cage, you're best off screwing the CHE into a 10' dome as it'll help direct the heat over a larger portion of the enclosure. Depending on how large your enclosure is, you may need multiple heat lamps (and even a room heater, depending on ambient room temps).
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Ok, thank you, I will see if I am able to find the Ceramic Heat Emitters.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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C H E s are normally in the reptile area . You should also get a thermostat controller for it so you can set it to the proper temp and it will keep the temp consitant.
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