We all know that reptiles rely on external heat sources to regulate their body temperature. But even when you are using the meat mat of heat bulbs for your reptiles, there is some reason can alter the temperatures inside the tank.
Do not receive an adequate amount of heat that can make your reptiles lea active, slow down the digestion and immune system of your pets.
Besides, overheating can cause the dead is possible for reptiles. In order to reduce your worry about their health, you should get the reptile temperature controller.
What is reptile temperature controller?
Reptile temperature controller or have been known as a reptile thermostat is the device that connected with the heat source and allows you to control the temperature.
The best reptile thermostat has a sensor placed in the tank. It senses the temperature and turns the heating equipment on or off automatically. All you need to do is set up the desired temperature on the thermostat.
When the sensor detects that the temperature in the tank reach or goes over the ideal temperature, the thermostat will turn off or decreases the heater power. It will work counter when the temperature drops down.
Different types of reptile temperature controller
This thermostat is most simple in design and also the cheapest type. As the name suggests, it is a control thermometer by turn on and turns off the heater.
When the temperatures have been reached to the levels that you set up, the power to supply the heater will be cut. And once the temperatures go down, the power supply of heater is turn on again
This device much more expensive than on/off thermostat but it can use for every type of heater. Once temperature reaches the specified level, less power will be used and the heater will produce less heat.
If the temperature drops down below the specified level, the thermostat will allow the heater to use more amount of power so more heat will be produced.
This device is designed for only the heaters that do not emit light such as a ceramic heater.