Thread: heat pads 24/7?
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Old 04-14-03, 07:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ballpython5000
get a human one, then you can leave it on 24/7 but also control the temps at day and night.
I disagree with this method of heating reptiles. Sure, many peole have successfully used them for many years, some with large collections, however some have also lost their herps and homes to them as well. The fact remains that human heat pads were not designed to be left on 24/7 (or anywhere even close). Using them in the manner that they are to heat herps brings an increased risk of fire. IMHO its not worth the risk to save a few dollars, think about all you could lose...
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