This top of the range habitat set has been designed with the highest demands of customer and pet in mind; it’s able to cope with all sorts of environmental conditions, so if you have a particularly cold or draughty area around the siting of your new pets’ home this equipment will keep your dragon in peak health. We have used all these products in different configurations for years, and we are confident that this is the most effective and efficient bearded dragon habitat on the market today.
The large deep vivarium allows your dragon plenty of space to move and be comfortable, with the maximum floor space so that baby dragons can burn off excess energy and adult dragons can stretch out without feeling cramped. There is enough height for a basking platform or a sturdy branch, and the open space provides lots of scope for imaginative decoration.
In order to regulate their temperature your dragon needs an area to bask in, and this halogen bulb provides a very high quality light and heat whilst using 15% less power than its incandescent competitors, and will easily reach the 40 to 45°C basking temperature that your dragon needs for optimum health. It provides a more focused hotspot, which makes it easier to create a good temperature gradient between warm and cool end, and can be positioned further away from the dragons’ basking area while maintaining the best basking temperature. It also offers better splash resistance if your dragon decides to play in their water bowl!
Safety with heat lamps is paramount, and the lamp holder in this setup is a solid, reliable unit that will give you years of trouble free service. The ceramic holder itself is heat resistant and rated for up to 200 watts, with the E27 screw fitting ensuring compatibility with a wide range of commonly available vivarium heat lamps. It also has an in line on/off switch, and a heat resistant cable as well as a sturdy bracket that will keep your lamp secure against the roof of your vivarium. Two of these units are provided in order to hold the halogen basking lamp and the ceramic night time heater.
To provide an overnight heat source we have included a 100 watt ceramic heater. We have been using these products in particular for many years now, and they are still the most efficient and effective way of warming a volume of air to the level required by your dragon. When controlled by the touch screen thermometer you will never have to worry about your pet becoming chilled, and they will not be disturbed by any light at night as ceramics emit no light at all.
Ceramic heaters are very efficient, and by this we mean that they get hot! In order to protect both yourself and your pet it is vital that a heat guard is used over the ceramic bulb, for ease of use the one provided with this habitat kit is robust and easy to fit. Due to its innovative design it is easy to access the ceramic bulb when it needs changing, and is robust enough to last for years.
As well as heat and visible light your dragon needs a supply of UV light to stay healthy. The Eco T5 unit from Reptile Systems is an innovative new product that provides high quality UVB as well as full spectrum light, all in a unit that attaches neatly to the ceiling of your vivarium – no more unsightly separate ballasts, the ballast is built in! The tube that is supplied with the unit is perfect for your dragon, and provided it is changed every year will provide the quality of light that your dragon requires to stay in tip top health, reaching levels that will provide Ferguson Zone 3. The unit itself is robust and reliable, and should provide years of service. Using a timer switch makes the operation of this unit totally automatic.
The thermostat that is included with this habitat set is perfect for controlling the light and heat output of your equipment. It is equipped with twin channels, one of which can be set to control your basking lamp on dimmer setting, and the other that can be set to control your ceramic heater to both top up the heat during the day if necessary as well as keep the habitat warm at night. Touchscreen operation and an intuitive interface make this unit simple to program, and with a five year guarantee it’s also excellent value for money.
One of the most important items of equipment in all of reptile keeping is the digital thermometer! The thermometer that we include with this habitat is reliable, robust and with two probes it’s possible to monitor both the cool and warm ends of the vivarium at the same time. We have been using these units for years now, both in store and personally – and we think that they are just right for keeping track of the temperatures in your pets’ enclosure.
Should you require a stand for your new vivarium, this particular item is designed to form a complete unit with the Viva+ vivariums. It attaches directly to the bottom of the vivarium, forming a sturdy support along the whole length of the base. Looks wise, it completes the setup into a solid, attractive piece of furniture that complement any living space, as well as providing storage space for the items that you need to keep your dragon happy and healthy.