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After that thermostat thread its obvious that most of you think a thermostat is required (and I agree)...but how many of you keep SPARE thermostats, heatmats or heat sources :razz:?

After all...its likely that some time in the future your thermostat or heat source will break. Are you prepared for that?
 

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I've got boxes full of old heat mats and thermostats to be honest, can't imagine I would ever be stuck for one... and I keep buying better models like magic eyes etc. so more get added to the box!
 

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funnily enough i got 1 spare a couple of weeks ago! but i use more than that so should get a couple more really
 

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I'd be fine.

Two snakes one in a wooden viv, with a heat mat tiled and sealed, and one 4 month old in a plastic tub, with a heat mat under. The tiled on a thermo, and the the tubbed snake on a mat stat.

Should any break, adult snake can be moved into a 50L RUB, and the thermostat placed onto a double socket adaptor for 24 hours until I can buy one, so I'm covered that way.

I have a spare heat mat arriving tomorrow, and am looking at getting a thermostat, which I will do closer to the time I buy a Royal python.
 

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At the moment I'm using two twin stats, a pulse proportional stat, 4 heatmats and a ceramic bulb.

I have enough spare heatmats to replace all 4 of the above but I don't have a spare ceramic bulb and I only have one spare (single) thermostat...so I need to get on that :sad:. To be safe I really should have a spare ceramic bulb, a spare twin stat and a spare pulse proportional stat.
 

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At the end of the day though if something breaks - you can get next day delivery from most online retailers or you can go to your local shop so is it absolutely essential to have a spare one of everything?
 

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At the end of the day though if something breaks - you can get next day delivery from most online retailers or you can go to your local shop so is it absolutely essential to have a spare one of everything?
I guess it depends on the species...if they are really weak and get RI's easily then it could be?

I wouldn't panic too much if it happened to me...the boa could be moved into a 50litre RUB for the night (I would be able to put heat and a thermostat on that) if his thermostat or bulb broke and the corns would manage through the night without heat seeing as my flats not that cold.
 

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If your heating breaks at night just have a hot water bottle handy! :)
 

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Ive got a big platic box with all sorts in.I have two spair che's,Three Infa red bulbs,One dimmer.one pulse,heat mat an matstat that I still dont know why I brought.
 
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