- Dec 13, 2016
I'm currently making an outdoor enclosure for one of my Russian tortoises but I need a something to heat his night box as it can get below 40F at night. I didn't want to use a CHE bulb as it would be connected to a thermostat and I'm afraid it might combust or break after turning it on and off continuously. I saw that the heat panels were an option but they don't manufacture these any more https://www.reptilebasics.com/40-watt-radiant-heat-panel . I was wonder what you guys might use as an alternative or if it possible to use convert a heat mat in to a heat panel? or if something like this will be sufficient enough.