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is a heat mat good for a bearded dragon
 

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Only if your night time temperatures drop below 60*F, at which time a correctly thermostatted heat mat may be attached to the side wall of the vivarium to keep night temperatures up at about 62-65*F.
For daytime heat it is useless, you are better off with a basking lamp.
 

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Yep, agree with the above. They need their heat from above, as they bask in the sun naturally. So a bulb replicates that.
Heat mats are good for lizards such as leopard geckos as they lie on rocks and absorb the heat that the rock has taken in from the sun during the day...if that makes sense!
 

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for my beadie i use a ceramic heat bulb (doesn't give off light) on temp control because it gets cold a night i wont use heat mats because they need heat from above :2thumb:
 

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do they burn them self useing one ??
 

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do they burn them self useing one ??
they can, beardies cant feel heat beneath them therefore they dont realise and can become burnt if it overheats.

the best thing to do is use a stat to restrict the temp like previously said, but honestly its unlikely youll need one for a beardie, the temps in the house dont often drop as low as 60F
 
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