All Living Things® Reptile Heating Mat
Brand new. Applied to underside of glass and the adhesive sticks to the glass but the pad wont stay stuck to the adhesive. Stayed on for several hours then falls off. Attempted to reapply but got same result. This is garbage.
April 14, 2014
good enough for my hamster
I bought this because my apartment doesn't have great heating or insulation, and although it usually isn't a problem (I live in Florida), we had some cold temperatures around the 20's which meant around 50's in the house.
Of course, 50's is much too cold for a hamster, which needs something closer to 70 degrees F. His bedding works fine, but I wanted some more assurance, and I made this purchase to stick to the bottom of his 20 gal long tank (he's a dwarf, so it's just the right size). As long as he doesn't sit on top of the glass itself, it doesn't get too hot -- the paper bedding stays "just right"... but otherwise I'd say this mat probably gets too warm for most things without a barrier on it's own. I placed it on the bottom of my tank because the tank itself sits on a slotted stand, so there's airflow.
That being said, my hamster only moderately enjoyed it. Seems like he preferred areas without it. Still, I liked knowing he had the option to get warmer if he needed it.
January 17, 2014
Do not buy
Day one, six hours after being installed onto my clean glass terrarium, the glue is still stuck to the side of my tank and the actual heat mat has fallen off and is laying on the ground. I have the mat on a temperature controller so the temperature only goes up to 85 degree Fahrenheit. How did this product make it to the market with out anyone noticing that the glue they put on the mat doesn't bond to the vinyl/plastic that covers the mat. I will be returning this today and spending the extra five dollars to get the tried and true zoomed brand heating mat.
August 7, 2013