Posted by Hannah on 7/17/2016, 5:20 pm 188.8.131.52
Hi, I just got a baby iguana. Right now he's in a baby set up which is a 2x2x4 wire mesh cage (he's pretty small right now). He's got a basking spot at the top which stays about 90-100 degrees, but I'm worried it might be too cold at the bottom of his cage where his water is 70s in the day time, 60s at night. I was wondering about adding supplemental heat. The bottom of his cage is plastic, so I can't use a stick-on heater without potentially melting the plastic. I know better than to use a heat rock. Do you think a human heating pad turned down at the bottom of the cage would be an acceptable way to give him some supplemental heat? I'm worried about him getting down there at night and being too cold to climb back up. And before everyone tells me, yes, I know he will outgrow his cage in a matter of months and have already set in motion plans for a much larger permanent enclosure.