Heating for Reptiles

Josh's Frogs provides a wide variety of quality reptile heating products at low prices. Same day shipping and great customer support keep us a step above the rest!

Reptiles are ectothermic (aka cold-blooded), meaning that they are dependent on their environment to regulate their temperature. There are a variety of ways to provide this much-needed heat in captivity. There are several different reptile heating products we offer to meet the needs of your pet reptiles and amphibians.

For ideas on how to use Reptile Heating products to heat a naturalistic vivarium, please read the Josh's Frogs blog on heating your vivarium.

Josh's Frogs strongly recommends using a quality thermostat in conjunction with any of our reptile heating products.


Reptile Heat Rocks are a great way to provide belly heat to your pet reptiles. The Reptile Heat Rocks available at Josh's Frogs provide a dependable, regulated heat source for your pet. Reptile Heat Rocks are great for those reptiles that prefer belly heat.



Reptile Heat Pads provide heat right where your animals need it. Reptile Heat Pads can be used under a terrarium, vivarium, or habitat to heat specific areas of the enclosure. Heat Pads create a localized hot spot that your animal can use to bask, similar to rocks warmed by the sun in the wild. Reptile Heat Pads are temperature regulated for the safety of you and your pet. Reptile Heat Pads are great for those reptiles and amphibians that need a constant 24/7 source of heat, such as leopard geckos or ball pythons. Heat Pads are also a great way to add additonal heat to a naturalistic vivarium.

    Exo Terra Heat Cable provides heat right where your animals need it. Heat Cable can be used under a terrarium, vivarium, or habitat to heat specific areas of the enclosure. Exo Terra Heat Cable can also be used in breeder racks to heat many enclosures at the same time. Heat cables are water resistant and flexible, featuring double silicone insulation that guarantees total safety both for you and your reptile or amphibian. Heat Cable is great for providing low levels of heat to corn snakes, ball pythons, leopard geckos, fat tail geckos, and poison dart frogs, as well as other pet amphibians.  
  Ceramic Heat Emitters efficiently provide direction heat, without producing any light. They are very effective at heating terrariums, vivariums, and habitats, and can be used as a 24 hour heat source. Ceramic Heat Emitters are a safe, economical, and effective way to provide your reptile with a much needed heat source. Ceramic Heat Emitters are ideal for those animals that need a constant 24 hour heat source, such as leopard geckos, ball pythons and many monitors. Ceramic Heat Emitters are also ideal for those reptiles and amphibians that need a bit of additional heat to maintain a healthy overnight temperature, such as bearded dragons, chameleons, and many tree frogs.  
  Nighttime Basking Bulbs, also known as moonlight basking bulbs, are incandescent bulbs perfect for increasing the ambient temperature of a terrarium, vivarium, or enclosure to ensure your pet reptile or amphibian receives the correct overnight temperature. These special low-visibility heat bulbs eliminate the chance that your pet reptile or amphibian are kept awake by excess light, while enjoying the economic price of an incandescent bulb. Nighttime basking bulbs are perfect for those reptiles or amphibians that prefer above room temperature nocturnal temps, including but not limited to leopard geckos, ball pythons, hermit crabs, and some invertebrates.  

Red Heat Lamps emit infrared heat waves that provide much needed warmth for your pet reptile. The red glass transmits Infrared waves produced by the special filament of the bulb. The reddish light will not disrupt normal activity during night or day, which makes it an excellent 24 hour heat source. Red heat lamps increase the overall air temperature in the terrarium and provide heat, which is essential for activity and digestion. Red heat lamps are ideal for nocturnal viewing.


Basking Bulbs provide a source of heat for your pet reptile or amphibian via a radiant heat source (in this case, an incandescent or halogen bulb). Simulating the warming rays of the sun, basking bulbs provide your ectothermic pets with the warmth they need to digest food and maintain optimal activity levels. There are a variety of different basking bulbs available, suitable for use with a diverse selection of pet reptiles or amphibians.


 Reptile Water Heaters convert electricity into thermal (heat) energy, which is then used to warm the water they are placed in. Water Heaters allow the proper temperatures to be met in your pet's environment, vital to any reptile's well being. Water heaters also increase the humidity levels in the habitat. Water heaters are great for tadpoles, turtles, and other water loving animals.

Temperature Monitoring for Sale at Josh's Frogs  

Temperature Monitoring is one of the most important things you can do to ensure to your pet reptile or amphibian's health. Both reptiles and amphibians are ectothermic, meaning that they are entirely dependent on their surroundings for their body temperature. It's very important to provide a thermal gradient (warm end - cool end) to allow your pet reptile to thermoregulate, or move to adjust it's body temperature. In order to ensure your pet reptile or amphibian is exposed to a proper temperature range, temperatures must be monitored closely.

Thermostats for Sale   Thermostats are designed to maintain temperatures inside a set acceptable range. Temperature is typically monitored by a probe, which is placed inside your pet reptile’s enclosure. The thermostat ensures that your heating device will not overheat your reptile or amphibian's environment, which can quickly stress out your pet, and even lead to death. Thermostats are a vital safeguard that protect your pet from extreme temperatures, and you from heartbreak. Thermostats can be used with a wide variety of reptile heating products.