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Old 11-12-2017, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Want to make cage warmer, any tips?

OK so right now the weather is cooling down, and the temperature in the house is dropping too obviously. My parents usually keep the heat on at about 65, but for some reason my room, the room my hamster is in, has always been slightly cooler than the rest of the house. Same in the summer, it's always a bit warmer for whatever reason. Lately I've been adding extra bedding for him to pile up in, but is there anything else I can do? He's not near any drafts so I'm not worried about that.
I was wondering if maybe I could use a lowest wattage reptile heating lamp, the ones used for night time heating. The tank he is in now is huge, a 40 gallon breeder, so it would be possible to just keep it on one side so that the heats not all over. I already have the fixtures for one if this would be a good idea, since I used to keep lizards in this tank in the past. I'm not going to use heating pads, I don't think they would be the safest anyway.
So what do you think? I really want to find some good ways to keep him warmer this time of the year so he won't end up sick.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Want to make cage warmer, any tips?

It's a fairly good sized cage so if you have really deep substrate & plenty of shredded tissue for a cosy nest then it should retain heat well, it's important to know what the temperature is rather than guessing so keeping a thermometer in the room is a good idea, if it's less than 65 then you may need some additional heat, I've found the most efficient & economical thing is to use a small oil filled radiator that you can leave on all night.
I've never used a reptile lamp but you do need to take care not to overheat any part of the cage especially the nest area.
If it's really cold I do use snugglesafe heat pads under the cage but with a gap of a few inches between & not directly under the nest.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Want to make cage warmer, any tips?

I used to have the same problem. I just moved my hamsters cage closer to the nearest working radiator checked the temperature and it was good to go. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:20 PM   #4
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Actually his cage is in a part of the room that's right next to where the heat blows out. So he's about as close to the heater as he can get, so that probably helps right there I guess. Ok and I just stuck the digital thermometer I have right in his tank, and it's between 65-66 in there, so I think that's ok for now. Also his tank is made of glass, so I'm guessing this is probably gonna help with keeping drafts out and retaining heat right?
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:05 PM   #5
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That sounds fine, if the temp stays that warm you shouldn't have any problems.
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