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Old 06-30-04, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun-2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Age: 37
Posts: 345
Firstly, it is much more energy efficient to use a heating pad.

Secondly, an overhead heat source tends to have a dehyrdating effect, which is a problem for species that require higher humidities.

Thirdly, unless using a heat lamp that provides no visible light, you are liable to throw off a reptile's circadian rhythms, which are dependent on photoperiodism.
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