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Leopard Gecko Heat Pad


Leopard gecko heat pads

Leopard Gecko Heat Pad Definition

When the temperature does not allow, additional heating in the form of a Leopard gecko heat pad will be necessary.  A Leopard gecko heat pad is an electrical heating apparatus which can be placed under the cage substrate to increase the its immediate temperature with a few degrees. Heat pads a low output heating which will increase the temperature with just the right amount without becoming too warm. Leopard gecko heat pads can be folded and bended to maintain the required shape and size. Other means of Leopard gecko heating include heat lamps.

Leopard Gecko Heat Pad Variations

There are various Leopard gecko heat pad sizes commercially available today. Because heat pads work with resistance to generate heat, the smaller pads are usually warmer than the larger ones. Always make sure to test the output of the heat pad with a thermometer before its final mounting.

Leopard Gecko Heat Pad Requirements

The main two requirements for Leopard gecko heat pads are that they must not cover more than 25% of the floor area and that they must maintain the temperatures between 25 - 32 C / 77 - 90 F. Most heat pads can be folded to cover the required area. Remember that heat pads should be placed under the substrate and that their output temperature should be measured as such.

Leopard Gecko Heat Pad Warning

Because there are different sized Leopard gecko heat pads with different heat outputs, always make sure the pads are not too warm to prevent overheating and thermal burns.

The heat pad should never cover more than about 25% of the floor space. If it does, it can cause serious overheating and death to a Leopard gecko.

Always prevent direct contact with a heat pad by hiding it under the substrate.

Remember to check all electrical equipment and its wiring including Leopard gecko heat pads at least every six months.

Leopard Gecko Heat Pad Availability

  • Most pet shops

  • Specialized reptile related pet shops

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