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Hi folks,

I've been using a oil-filled heater to heat our little hedgehog Hitch but I also purchased a heating element last fall and never hooked it up. I am wondering how folks hook up their heating elements so they do not fall or hook anything to cause a fire.

I purchased a Fluker heating element: http://www.flukerfarms.com/ceramicheatemitter.aspx

and a Fluker Clmap Lamp: http://www.flukerfarms.com/clamplamps.aspx

with a Zoo Med Repti Temp: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2752604

I am worried that the lamp will fall while I am away and end up causing a fire or something else. How can I secure the lamp to the wall without having to worry at all?

I've also upgraded Hitch's pen to a new Super Pet Cage: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2753290

I don't think that the element could be hooked in an way to the cage.

Cheers, and thanks!

Rick.
 

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The clamp lamp fixtures that I use have two little holes at the outside edge of the dome. I use a piece of wire and wire it securely onto the top of the cage. If your fixture doesn't have any holes, you could drill a couple. The holes on mine are about 1/4" from the edge.

The larger cages have a large door on top and I wire the fixture to the door so it doesn't interfere with opening and closing the door. The fixture stays attached to the door when open.
 

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If it is not too much to ask, would you have a picture of the setup? I'd appreciate seeing this.
Cheers,
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Here you go.



That one has the emitter attached with thumb latch clips so I could take it right off easily. There is also a thermometer on the floor which is only there because I was setting the temperature.
 

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Your heat emitter does not melt the plastic coating on the metal? or the metal bars at all?
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No, it hasn't done a thing to the coating on the wires. Make sure that it isn't touching the emitter though. The one fixture I tried the emitter was about 1/8" from the bars so I took it back.
 
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