I know it‘s obvious. You need a thermometer to control the temperature in your terrarium or aquarium.
Some people even use them just everywhere in their household and I also heard of somebody using it for his chickens.
Well, as I said in earlier posts about reptiles and amphibians, they need a certain surrounding temperature to stay healthy and happy. You keep that required temperature with terrarium heaters and you need a thermometer to control if the temperature is actually where it should be.
Some terrarium thermometers come even with a remote controlled probe with which you can check the temperature remotely. A very easy and quick way to make sure that everything is alright around the warmth in your terrarium.
How would you use a thermometer for an aquarium. Many of the thermometers are water-proof. I heard of an aquarium owner gluing the thermometer to the aquarium‘s bottom just above the heat source under the bottom. A great idea. Make sure that the chosen thermometer is really water-proof before you buy it for your aquarium.
In any case, it‘s important to make sure that the readings of the temperatures are correct and that you can easily get all needed informations. This means the temperature on the thermometer should easily be readable. Sometimes you need to reset the thermometer to get accurate readings, every model is different and has different advantages.
Zoo Med Digital Terrarium Thermometer
- External sensor
- Can go in water
- Measures temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius
- Temperature ranges from 10° to 140°F
- LCD readout
I have a veiled chameleon and got this to make sure that my basking area for my cham didn’t get to hot. This seems to work okay as far as measuring temperatures.
Used this in my incubator as one of the thermometers to get a temp reading on the lowest level where eggs are set. I highly recommend.
This one works great! I have it hanging in my aquatic turtle tank and so far the turts haven’t damaged it. The temp reading is super fast. Overall, so far, I’m happy with this purchase.
Exo Terra Digital Thermometer with probe
- Provides accurate measurement of temperature
- Equipped with minimum/maximum temperature memory
- Unique remote sensor
- Ability to be mounted 3 ways: Velcro, with a screw or slid on
- Battery included
I trust these thermometers. They’re very consistent. Also easy to read. I have 2 in my bearded dragon cage. These are the right thermometers for the job.
Works great. I needed something to measure the ground temperature on the hot side of my terrarium, to make sure it wasn’t getting too hot. I might also get a 2nd for the cool side as well. This product works fantastically. Battery included.
This thermometer is exactly what I needed for my ball python’s enclosure. The probe is waterproof.
Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Infrared Thermometer
- Temperature measurements range from -28° to 230°F
- Min/Max function
- Small pocket-sized thermometer
- Switch for Fahrenheit and Celsius
- Includes one CR2032 Lithium cell battery
- Great for monitoring basking areas, thermal gradients, incubation and hibernation temperatures
I use this thermometer for everything from the fridge and freezer to my small animal habitats. It’s precise and I know I can rely on it to provide me with accurate surface and air temps. It’s very easy to use. Highly recommended!
I just love the product. I can point and scan to get temp of my son’s leopard gecko cool and warm hides and anything else inside the dwelling.
Perfect to help me monitor all 3 snake enclosures. I tend to check them regularly and this gives me spot on readings without agitating the “girls” while they’re in their enclosures.