If you’re thinking of purchasing a reptile as a pet, here’s some information that you may find useful:
- Although many people think that a reptile’s entire enclosure should be heated to the same temperature, that’s not the case. Reptiles use heat in varying degrees to regulate their metabolisms, so you’ll need to provide some hiding places as well as a “basking” area. Basking areas can consist of platforms, sturdy branches, or even hanging vines, depending on the species of the reptile.
- Place your reptile’s habitat in a room that has a steady temperature, away from additional heating and cooling sources. Use a thermometer with the enclosure’s heat source and observe your reptile’s behavior to determine the ideal temperature for the basking area in its habitat. Depending on the species and requirements of the reptile, you can then make any necessary adjustments by moving the heat source, adjusting the wattage of the bulb, or relocating the basking area.
Pet Supermarket carries a wide selection of enclosures, heating devices, and basking accessories, in addition to hiding-place items for those times when your reptile needs to cool off. Stop by your local Pet Supermarket today to create the perfect habitat for your reptilian friend!