Reptile Heat Mats and Strips
Reptile heat mats are designed to provide contact heat for your reptile and are not designed for raising ambient temperatures in an enclosure. They provide infrared heat at a wavelength invisible to the human eye and heat objects in the vivarium rather than the air.
We recommend and trust HabiStat Heat Mats. We use them extensively for our own animal enclosures.
HabiStat reptile heat mats produce ultra long wavelength infra red heat, they are a carbon impregnated cloth and are made in the UK.
Reptiles absorb this heat in a manner very similar to basking in a natural environment. Heat mats are commonly used to provide heat for many species of snake, lizards and invertebrates.
In many rack type systems a heat mat is usually the only source of heat that is required when installed correctly and providing that the ambient heat in the room where they are kept is adequate.
Heat mats should always be controlled by a thermostats. For the most effective control of heat mats we recommend the HabiStat Pulse Thermostat.