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    Re: Simple snake noob questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Queenofredlions View Post
    i never said I didnít hear of a thermostat, I just never understood what one was and google didnít help me. When I think of thermostat I think of the thing that sits on the wall in your house and just tells you the temperature, which is why I got it confused with thermometer. I mean I know it controls the temp and everything, just couldnít understand how it would do that for a snake without it being explained that things plug into it. Since I saw someone mention a temp gun, and I was familiar with that, I was close minded to thermostats. I did see mention to a thermostat in probably everything I read, was just intimidated by something I struggled to understand and didnít want to admit because I feel really stupid about it.

    im sure youíll all be happy to hear that Iím actually really considering to go ahead and purchase one of those herpstats day after tomorrow on payday. My only question is what do the different numbers on them mean? Because I still donít fully understand them, even reading their descriptions. Please tell me theyíre easy to use. I do want whatís absolutely best for mr Noodles and have no issues spoiling him (or any of my animals) with nice things, but I also have bills due so I would like to avoid spending over $250 if possible.


    also Iíve always, always, been aware of the fact that you can feed a snake f/t prey, just was told by friends that if they eat live theyíll eat only live. Since Iíve known I had wanted a snake in the future, I asked friends why they fed live anyway, because I didnít think I could stomach watching a rat die. So I was misinformed there too.

    Like I said, I spent as much time as I possibly could researching. I tried to ask the owner if I could think about it for a few days before I made a decision but he said he was trying to get rid of it ASAP. I did want more time to research, but I also wanted the opportunity while I had it or I would have kept putting it off and probably wouldnt have been able to budget for everything ever because Iím horrible with impulse buys . (Another example would be how Iíve been without a PC for 3 years and finally got one TODAY because my father sold me his old high end one for $200, and I could never budget to build myself a new PC) He gave me literally everything he had including the snake for $100, saying it was because he paid $300 for the tank itself. The following day I was so excited I went out and bought a second hide, a stick and some leafy decor things. I can see how youíre right about it being rushed, with the conflicting information Iíve came across and been confused by, and I know I was reading posts on this website from back in 2012. Now that I hear thereís things that change over time with care for them, I can see where my errors are. I just really donít like being told I didnít do any research when I really dedicated every second I had to reading about snakes, even when I had a few free minutes while I was at work.

    I also plan on taking him to a vet on the following paycheck, just to make sure heís healthy (which Iím pretty sure he is but again, I read that you should still take them for a check up to be sure)

    i appreciate all the additional information ive gotten from posting this.
    Here is another thermostat you can look at that is under $100 and would work fine for your setup. I have the VE-200 on two of my racks and they are not hard to use. They come with easy to understand instructions.

    https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/...4aAr5gEALw_wcB

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    Re: Simple snake noob questions

    Quote Originally Posted by PghBall View Post
    Here is another thermostat you can look at that is under $100 and would work fine for your setup. I have the VE-200 on two of my racks and they are not hard to use. They come with easy to understand instructions.

    https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/...4aAr5gEALw_wcB

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    Perfect thanks so much!!


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    Re: Simple snake noob questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Queenofredlions View Post
    Lol alright dude Iím done with you donít bother giving me advise ever cause I donít want any from you. I swallowed my pride in my past reply to you and you couldnít even be bother to drop it and just give me an answer on the herpstat so thanks for absolutely nothing but giving me garbage through this entire thread.

    Fair enough. Ignorance is bliss I guess. I wish your snake all the best.
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