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Ceramic Heat Emitter Plus Porcelain Clamp Lamp

Unique Design Prolongs Life Up to 5 years - Twice as Long as Competing Products!

Sugar Glider body temperatures are only 2 degrees different from yours - if you are comfy in a short sleeve shirt, it's likely your glider will be too.  If you are cold, your sugar glider is cold too.  The ideal temp is between  70 and 85 degrees.  Gliders can tolerate temps a bit more extreme, but this is the range that your glider will be happiest and healthiest.  So?

The only UL tested and approved ceramic heat device for use with animals!
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In the winter months, many people turn down their thermostats and wear heavier clothing to save on the ol' energy bill.  Good idea!  But where's the sweater for your sugar glider?  The ceramic heat emitter, with special "heat, no light" properties, is the ideal answer.

What happens if a sugar glider gets too cold?  

Correct temperature is particularly important for gliders with young.  Young joeys cannot regulate their own body temperature.  If they crawl away from the parents, the joey's temp will drop, and when the joey gets cold, we suspect the joey's scent diminishes.  The parents may longer recognize their own young and we believe this leads to parental abandonment.

If temp ranges get too low for adult gliders, colds and other respiratory problems like pneumonia can develop.  If they get very cold,  hypothermia and other life threatening conditions may result.

Ceramic Heat Emitter

4" long, 3" diameter across flat face

This is the only UL tested and approved ceramic heat device for animal use.  The heat emitter can increase the inside air temperature of your cage a full 10-20 degrees F above room temperature.  The ceramic heat emitter is a non-light (infrared) producing heat source.  Why is this important?  Sources of heat that give off light can throw off the nocturnal rhythms of gliders. 

Because of the unique flat face of this emitter, there is less heat left inside the emitter which ultimately carbonizes the element.  It lasts up to 5 years - twice as long as the other shapes of emitters!  This 100 watt "bulb" also has an insulated neck for maximum directed heat efficiency and burn life.  It produces long wavelength infrared emissions for maximum heat penetration.  As you know, we don't approve of "in the cage heaters" like heat rocks.  The ceramic heat emitter can be safely placed outside the cage, out of the reach of your sugar gliders, yet still produce lots of warmth for your gliders inside the cage.

Screw the ceramic infrared heat emitter into a porcelain lamp fixture.  It must be a porcelain lamp fixture in order to work properly and safely - not all lamp fixtures are appropriate.  Point the bulb from above towards the bottom of the cage - the distance of the bulb from the cage will be determined by what your room temperature is, but it should be at least 6 inches from the cage.  Use a thermometer to see what temperature you are creating in the cage, and move the emitter around until you are maintaining the desired temperature in the cage.  Make sure your glider can't reach any wires. 

Porcelain Clamp Lamp

9" long clamp stem, 8" long bulb housing, 6 foot long cord, 5 1/2" diameter bulb area, 3" wide clamp foot with rubber pads, includes on / off switch.

This lamp fixture has the porcelain socket required for safe operation of the ceramic heat emitter.  It also features a 360 degree swivel joint for easier positioning and more control over keeping the lamp fixture out of the reach of a curious sugar glider.

If the lamp will not clamp directly to the cage due to the configuration of the cage wire / surface, this lamp can be clamped to a chair, table, shelf, window sill, or some other household furnishing to provide the directed heat toward the critter habitat.  For maximum safety, position the end of the bulb cage no closer than 3" from the cage wall; this will provide 6" of space between the surface of the emitter bulb and the cage wall (glider tails are usually about 6" long).

ZooMed Remote Sensor Thermostat 500R

Thermostat is 2.5" tall x 3.5" wide, with a 6 foot power cord and a 6 foot wire from control to sensor

As you were reading the emitter section above on positioning the emitter for the right cage temperature, perhaps you were thinking, "Man, there has got to be an easier way".  The remote sensor thermostat is the easier way.  Just pick the temperature you want on the dial, and the thermostat does the rest, automatically turning the ceramic heat emitter on and off to maintain the ideal temperature for your sugar gliders.  Simply attach the thermostat sensor to the cage so the rounded "bulb" end sticks into the cage area, plug the emitter into the thermostat, plug the thermostat into a wall socket, and dial up desired temp.  Be sure that your sugar glider cannot directly reach cords attached to the lamp or the thermostat.  The sensor must be positioned for accurate readings, yet cords out of reach of your glider.  The thermostat package also includes a safety cover to help prevent accidental changing of the temperature setting.

Plus, this thermostat has two outlets to plug into so if you have a large cage or need more heat it will control two emitter-clamp lamp sets totaling up to 500 watts of power at the same time.  

Keep your gliders warm this winter - and safe - with the right tool for the job, a ceramic heat emitter.

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