belinda asked in PetsReptiles · 10 months ago

can we use a heat mat at night but a light during the day for leopard gecko?

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  • 10 months ago

    Probably a light the heat mat is only for helping it digest its food because they need heat for their belly for them to do that.

  • 10 months ago

    Heat mats can burn the animal and often don't give off the correct amount of heat to sustain the temperature for leapord geckos. Best bet is to stick with a night bulb any pet store employee can help you find the correct bulb for your leapord gecko. If you do find a mat that works well for you then it's perfectly fine to use it, just make sure it isn't hurting your animal and that its producing enough heat. Most people don't like the mats because it can hurt their animal but that doesnt mean it will for everybody's animal. Just be careful when deciding reptiles are hardy creatures but one mistake can lead to a fatal outcome.

    - best of luck 

  • Nathan
    Lv 4
    10 months ago

    Hear mats usually malfunction and burn the animal, so I suggest using a bulb 24/7.

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