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    Would cold room temperatures be ok for a few days?

    Just moved into a place with a friend. She said utilities was included. Last night it was going to be pretty cold outside maybe down to 50 at night so o left a heater on low. Long story short my roommate found out and is not comfortable with me heating up the whole room for the snake because of issues with landlord. I never had an issue keeping the heat in my tank even in fairly cold temperatures because I have 4 sides of glass tank insulated with foam board and most of the screen top covered as I lived in a place before where the temperatures could fluctuate quite a bit. However this is still frustrating because I had no idea it wasnt ok to run a heater in my room. I am leaving this weekend for 3 days or so and was gonna have a friend check in on the snake once to make sure humidity is good. On Sunday night its gonna be 40 degrees at night and inside temps will probably be somewhere between 50-60 degrees. Wondering if youd think hed be ok for a couple of days with a low room temperature, His inside temperatures with still be ok but CHE would probably run almost full time at night. He has a UTH as well of course all on thermostat controllers. The only thing is that itd probably dry his tank out a lot (luckily he just shed). He does have a humidity hide, so hopefully hed go in there is he needs to have more humidity.

    I could always bring him back to my husbands house where we could have heat on however it seems stressful to move him again and then again once it warms up in one or two weeks here in Oregon..

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    I sure wouldn't do that...he'd be better off moving to where the heat is for a couple days, IMO, if (IF?) his cage will not have adequate heat as he's used to.

    You talked about room temps, but if his cage heat is on thermostat (?), so what if it runs? That's what it's there for...I wouldn't worry about the CHE drying
    out the cage for a couple days either, especially with a humid hide...as long as the UTH + CHE = proper range of temps. for a BP, INSIDE his cage.

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    Re: Would cold room temperatures be ok for a few days?

    His cage would be heated as normal! I just cant have a space heater on in the room hes in! Sorry if that wasnt clear..

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    Re: Would cold room temperatures be ok for a few days?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmiLee View Post
    His cage would be heated as normal! I just can’t have a space heater on in the room he’s in! Sorry if that wasn’t clear..
    So as long as his cage heat sources are up to the job, he should be fine then. (-but have you ever tested them to this extent? in such a cold room?)
    It really depends on the wattages being adequate...it would be awful to come home & find out he was too chilly for several days...
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 05-15-2019 at 08:20 PM.

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    As long as your heating equipment is keeping the temps in the enclosure above liw 70s you'll be fine for a few days. They handle cooler temps better than hot as long as its short term.
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