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Posted by Raymond Moreno on October 17, 2002 at 20:17:05:
In Reply to: Too Cold!!! Help!!!! posted by Gecko2525 on October 17, 2002 at 17:07:03:
where do you live, "Alaska"?!! (Ha ha).
Sticky's cage is pretty large, and during the nights it sometimes get's into the high 50's. And a 60-watt "Reptisun, Red Light Bulb" is enough to keep his cage at a cozy 70 degree's.
If your cage is a glass enclosure, you can try the following methods:
1) Try placing a heating mat on the underside of the glass bottom.
Since cresty's are primarily arboreal, your cresty will not be spending too much time on the ground, so you will not have to worry about him/her burning themselves. And to make sure that no harm will befall your cresty, attach it to a thermostat. This will turn the heating-mat, "on & off," when the preset temperature is reached. (LLL Reptile is selling the "A-Life" 1000-watt thermostat for abouut $26.00 - which is a GREAT price)!!
2) You can try PARTIALLY covering the screen top.
This will also help to contain some of the heat from the incandescent bulb, as well as retaining the humidity in the cage after a good misting.
Hope this helps.
In Christ: Raymond
:I have two crested geckos and it is too cold in there terrarium.
:I like it at 75 - 77 degrees, but it is a 70. I tried a 75 watt bulb....didn't work. If I got a heat lamp it would be too hot. UTH are annoying because I like to clean my entire tank and with them I can't. I could tape it down with electrical tape or duct tape, but it might burn. I have tried warm water and a hot towel. Even a blow dryer!!!! I am all out of ideas.
:What do I do???? Help!!!