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Chilly up north

My fireleg is sitting directly under the heat lamp right now. Might have to put her heat pad out so she doesn't climb as high
 

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What is the temp in the house? Heat lamps are generally frowned on as they can rapidly dehydrate or cook your t.
The house is about 70 in the winter. I have a thermostat on there so it doesn't go more than 75. At night it gets even chillier so I feel bad that they may be too cold.
 

Aracnoenthusiast

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The house is about 70 in the winter. I have a thermostat on there so it doesn't go more than 75. At night it gets even chillier so I feel bad that they may be too cold.
I understand what you mean, but this is a desert species. And it can actually handle temps in the 60s just fine. I would say that unless it gets below 60 you should be fine without a heat lamp. Beautiful t by the way
 

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My house can vary from 64C on a cold winter night to 80C on a hot summer's day and all my Ts do fine.
 

Poppy2020

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Hey

That looks like an awfully long drop for your T? What does his/her enclosure look like? Also watch the mesh top— it’s so easy for them to get their tiny hooks on the ends of their feet caught.

I’ve kept my adult T’s through the winter with temps mid 60’s + for years and they were fine — if temps dip too low I will use a space heater to warm up their room.
 
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