Digital Cage Thermometer
Why you need a cage thermometer
Having a cage thermometer allows you to monitor your pets surrounding temperature. If your hamsters surrounding temperature is above or below 20 - 25 which is their ideal range it could be extremely dangerous. Its recommended to have a thermometer for each enclosure as well as having a thermometer for measuring the general temperature of the room. This is because the temperature is likely to vary and having individual thermometers on each enclosure can ensure that each of your animals are at a comfortable temperature. Having a thermometer can save your pets life so it's a must have for pet owners.
- This thermometer offers a sleek and modern design with a attractive easy to read LED Screen.
- This thermometer has just 2 buttons on the back making it very easy to operate. To switch the thermometer on press the C/F button then select Degrees celsius or Fahrenheit. To turn off the thermometer hold down on the C/F button for a few seconds then the screen will go blank
- You can set the thermometer to show min, max and current temperature by pressing the Min/Max button.
- 3 difference choices for placement. A magnetic back , stand & hook for hanging.
- This thermometer can also be used for a range of different animals. This thermometer can also be placed in a fridge to ensure your pets food is being stored at the correct temperature.
When using the thermometer please ensure it's positioned in a safe place where you hamster cannot reach it.
What can you do to help your hamsters during hot & cold temperatures?
Hamsters have an ideal temperature range which is between 20 - 25 Degrees celsius or 68 - 77 Fahrenheit. Hamsters should be able to withstand up to 30 degrees celsius however if the temperature exceeds 25 degrees celsius some changes need to be made. This is because if your hamster becomes too hot they can suffer from heat stress or heat stroke which could be fatal. During hot temperatures a cooling matte can be used to help keep your hamster cool and comfortable. Also switching out paper substrate for things such as wood shavings with a large area for soil or sand is recommended.
Hamsters should be able to withstand down to 15 - 20 degrees celsius or 59 - 68 fahrenheit. If your hamster becomes too cold they are at risk of going into torpor or hibernation which is where they attempt to reserve their body heat by going into a deep sleep which could be dangerous. To keep your pets warm in cold temperatures you can add a few inches of paper substrate to the cage as well as providing them with some exrtas pieces of tissue paper stips to use as bedding in their nesting areas. You can also purchase things such as snuggle sacks which are pouches with a soft fabric lining which can be placed inside the cage. The snuggle sack will provide your pet with a nice cosy sleeping area to ensure they are warm & snug.