According to the Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians (www.ASGV.org), one of the most common causes of illness in young Sugar Gliders is accidental hypothermia. The ideal room temperature for young Sugar Gliders is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Since this is not practical for most homes, all babies sold by Pocket Pets automatically come with an electric heat rock to help give your little fuzzbutts a nice warm place to snuggle.
With that in mind, the Jung-L-Gym Premium Ceramic Heat Lamp is the ideal addition to any Sugar Glider “home”; providing a continuous source of safe, economical heat that: 1) consistently keeps their entire cage at the optimal temperature, and 2) automatically prevents your little darlings from accidentally catching a chill when they are out playing.
When selecting the right heat lamp & dome combination, the type and quality of both items are extremely important. As such, both the bulb and dome that make up the Jung-L-Gym Premium Ceramic Heat Lamp have been extensively tested to promote and ensure the optimum development of happy and healthy young Joeys, and are certified
Our babies enjoy the warmth - they now stay in their pouch that is near the heat lamp. They also seem to be more active earlier in the evening now.
Tiki is very active early mornings now since we added the heat lamp. No more worries about her getting cold. She loves to lay on the shelf right under the lamp.
I really like the heat rock. My house is really cool all year long so I use it and a heat lamp for my suggie. He sometimes sleeps in a pocket against his rock. It is on 24-7 to make sure he doesn't get chilled.
We keep our house at about 68 degrees and the heat lamp keeps the cage toasty and warm. Best of all, we were concerned that the cover would get too hot to put on the cage; but, while it does make the bars warm, our babies climb right by it without any problem and it's not too hot to put right on top of the cage (of course, like Virgil says, you have to do what you are comfortable with).
Super awesome. I leave it on all night and the next day the dome is still cool. Gotham loves chilling under it in his hammock.
Fuzzy butts are warmer and more active.
The heat lamp and bulb arrived in much less time than I figured it would, and it was also very easy to set up and place. The only problem with the lamp is that if you want to use the clamp to attach it to the cage, the clamp is too wide to fit on the starter cage. Maybe it would fit on the larger cage, but as I don't have that one yet I can't say for sure. Thankfully using the clamp is not mandatory so everything works out fine. She's definitely moving around more and I like being able to see her instead of having the entire cage hidden under a blanket so the warmth from the heat rock doesn't escape. Over all, the product does what it should and we are both happy with the purchase.
Our gliders love the added heat from the lamp and it allows us to set our thermostat much lower at night, which in Denver in Feb is a huge money saver.
When it was suggested in the new parent materials reviewed while waiting on the arrival of our Jellybean, I jumped right on the concept. I TOTALLY APPRECIATE Virgil's candidness and honesty when talking about the quality of the heat lamp purchased from pocket pets compared to others. Because there has been so much communication and care taken from the day I made the decision to purchase Jellybean, little by little Virgil and Pocket Pets have earned my trust. When Virgil explained the benefits of the heat lamps he sold along with the price point, it was a very easy decision. I appreciate how easy you have made it for me to be prepared and to give Jellybean the best possible start in his new home!
I purchased this to keep my cage nice and toasty since our home can get pretty chilly. This works lamp works great it doesn't get too hot on the cage but if keeps their cage comfortable for them. Definitely worth the money to invest in this product and your babies will love you for it.
This is a great way to keep your guys warm. When cold, like us, they want to stay under the covers.
We bought one because our condo windows aren't the best at insulation and the temperature varies so much.
Now I can rest peacefully knowing I don't have to worry about them being cold!
I should do this for my little dog too.....then he wouldn't always want to sleep with us on cold nights. :)
This is a great product. The gliders like to lay in their bonding pouch on the shelf under the lamp. They feel toasty warm and are quite content to stay there all day!
We've seen an improvement in his activity as his cage is now warmer!!
With this heat bulb our babies are a lot more active which results in more bonding time in regards to watching them play and talking with them. Watching them clean themselves is the most amazingly funny event. Get one!