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RE: Pacman Frog lighting

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Posted by: CanadianFrog at Wed Nov 22 18:05:40 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by CanadianFrog ]  
   

I have 6 horned frogs all in separate enclosures. I have 2 with daytime/nighttime lights, 2 with heat pads, and 2 with nothing - just kept at room temperature. The key to using heat pads is to get the absolute smallest one (Zoo Med MINI - MINI being the key word). These produce less heat and are recommended for PLASTIC terrariums. These are what I use - perfectly safe. Of course if you get a large heat mat and try it with a horned frog you will be supplying way too much heat, just use common sense. The thing I like about lights is that it sort of creates a more natural environment (ie. sun and moon), and it helps in watching them. Other than that whether you supply heat with a light or mat doesn't really matter. Heat is heat. Also my room temperature frogs seem fine, they eat readily and everything, its just that they aren't as active as the ones with lights and heat mats. They tend to burrow and just sit, whereas the ones with heat are "jumping around" more often. Just my experience. I do plan on getting some more heat mats for the other two, because I think that it is more healthy for a frog to be active than be non-active. And as said previously, heat aids in digestion, which can also only be a benefit.


   

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