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11-07-2019 03:52 PM
Emc
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Originally Posted by kmeyer View Post
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.
11-07-2019 03:24 PM
kmeyer If my cage has bars on top, is there any concern of overheating the metal bars?
08-09-2011 09:11 PM
Smudge
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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Originally Posted by hanhan27
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!
08-09-2011 09:09 PM
Smudge
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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Originally Posted by hedgiebuddy
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Originally Posted by Smudge
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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!
08-09-2011 08:35 PM
hanhan27
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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.
08-09-2011 07:00 PM
hedgiebuddy
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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Originally Posted by Smudge
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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.
08-09-2011 05:01 PM
Smudge
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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Originally Posted by hanhan27
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.
08-09-2011 04:16 PM
hanhan27
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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.
08-09-2011 03:45 PM
Smudge
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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Originally Posted by lehaley
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.
?? You have been a great help to me! Thank you for all of your help and suggestions!
Well, I've already read that, but thanks for the suggestion!
08-09-2011 03:42 PM
Smudge
Re: Ceramic Heat Emitter - What To Do?

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Originally Posted by TWCOGAR
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Originally Posted by Smudge
Oh, okay. I get what you mean. I was just wondering though, since the average temperature where the hedgehog is will be about 65 degrees, will a constant 50-70 watt light with no thermostat built in (but one in the cage) will keep the cage constantly warm without having to turn off when the temperature is around 73-78 degrees? I just need a constant source if warmth, with not too high of temperature. Please tell me if a 50 watt is about right, or should I go to around 35 watt, or not do this at all?
I think what you are talking about in the cage is a thermometer, a thermostat will regulate what the temperature is suppose to be at and keep it at that level consistently.
Oh, lol. My brain is messed today. Yeah, that's what I was saying. >.<
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