Originally Posted by 4BlindMice
I KNOW I have seen this on here before, but my search skills are seriously failing me tonight. :/
Anyways- I have the one level ferret nation habitat. I plan to use the ceramic heat emitters for the cage, how many do I need? One or two? Also- what is the difference between a rheostat and a thermostat? Obv. I know what a thermostat is, but I don't really understand a rheostat. What is the difference, should I get both?
For a one level ferret nation, I do believe that a single 100 watt CHE bulb would work fine. Some owners do use multiple CHE's depending on their cage sizes, however I think one would be more than adequate for you.
There is no need to purchases a Rheostat, as it doesn't regulate temperature the way a thermostat does. A thermostat combined with a CHE bulb, a dome, and a thermometer is the only items needed to heat your cage.
Here are some links to the said items:
http://www.amazon.com/Flukers-Ceramic-H ... s=che+bulb
http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Deluxe-Po ... upplies_10
http://www.amazon.com/Zilla-11939-Tempe ... supplies_7
http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Digital-T ... supplies_2
I hope this helps.