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Yes that is Ok as long as you have a thermometer inside the cage to moniter the temp. If the lamp doesn't have a temperature reader that shuts off the lamp when it gets too hot, your going to have to moniter the temp. like once an hour.Which gets pretty annoying.
 

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o_O hedgie love already told you everything that you need in the other thread that you made about heating.

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A different cadge would be a lot better so I strongly recommend replacing the metal one. If you have to use the metal cadge I have to go with Immortalia a space heater would be safest. I have a wire rabbit cadge and I use a ceramic heat lamp. My heating system includes: ceramic heat emitter (http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.php?products_id=742), thermostat (http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.php?products_id=75), lamp clamp (http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.php?products_id=402), and a digital thermometer I purchased at a pet store so that I could monitor the temperature. I like to keep the temperature at about 74-76 degrees F. Only use this heating system if you get a different cadge!!!
 

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The thermostat has a probe that you place in the cage. It "reads" the temp. You then plug your lamp base into the thermostat, and the thermostat into your outlet. You need the heat emitter in the lamp base, hehe, but that part is pretty obvious. Then you can set the thermostat to be inbetween 75-80 (for example). It will automatically turn the heat on when the temp drops, and shut it off when it's sufficent. You can place the lamp directly on the bars as long as it's high enough away from your hedgie (as in, as long as the cage is pretty tall and nothing is actually near the bars), or you can get a clamp lamp so it's a little more secure and position it so it's just above the bars. I prefer the idea of a clamp lamp fixture :)

I would also get a seperate digital thermometer, just in case one malfunctions you can tell better that way :)

Hope this helps!
 
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