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    So I was thinking of getting a Hognose (not soon, atleast a year or so but wanna start my research early lol), do they NEED a basking bulb or r they okay with just a regulated heat mat?

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    Re: Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophieg View Post
    So I was thinking of getting a Hognose (not soon, atleast a year or so but wanna start my research early lol), do they NEED a basking bulb or r they okay with just a regulated heat mat?

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    Depends the goal it to provide proper temps of 80 on the cool side and 88/90 on the warm side so the main question is what is the ambient temp of your house and will you need supplemental heat to achieve 80 on the cool side?
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    They do not need a basking bulb. As long as proper temps are provided via a uth. Depending on the temps in the room you may need an additional heat source though.

    My hognose is in a 10 gallon with a heat mat and heat lamp. Both on thermostats. During warm weather months the bulb hardly runs. Winter its on almost 24/7.
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    Okay thank u both!

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