Reptiles are cold-blooded animals. This means that they rely heavily on their environment to get the heat they need. In the wild, this is usually not a problem because most reptiles live in warmer climates. The heat they need is often generated by their surroundings.
When reptiles become pets, their surroundings may not be able to generate the heat they so badly need in order to survive. This can become a major concern, especially when you live in an area where the climate is colder than what your reptiles are used to.
There's no need to worry, though. Even if you live in a country with a very cold winter season, you can still keep your pet reptiles warm and toasty with the Zoo Med Reptitherm U.T.H. from Pet Store, which is a heater placed under the tank. In fact, you can permanently position this heater under your pet's terrarium to form a solid bond that optimizes heat transfer. This device is can be used as the main source of heat for tropical reptiles. It can be used round the clock if you want your pets to be warm all day and night.
The Zoo Med Reptitherm U.T.H. can effectively heat terrariums with its high-quality heating element, which is solid-state nichrome.
Zoo Med Reptitherm U.T.H. 30/40gal
Repti Therm U.T.H. Under Tank Heaters are an ideal 24 hour primary or secondary heat source for tropical or temperate reptilian species. All of Zoo Med's Under Tank Heaters are UL/cUL approved and contain a solid state nichrome heating element. These under tank heaters permanently adhere to your terrarium, forming a solid bond for optimum heat transfer. Size 8 in x12 in (20cm x 30cm) 30-40 gallon tank.