Cage Temperatures Required by Pet Reptiles

I have compiled a list of cage temperatures required by common pet reptiles. It also shows the best method to heat your reptile.

Bearded Dragons

Basking spot: 35-38 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25 degrees Celsius

Night: 20 degrees Celsius

Heating method: Basking lamp, Ceramic heat emitter

Uromastyx

Basking spot: 40 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25- 30 degrees Celsius

Night: 20-25 degrees Celsius

Heating method: High wattage basking lamp or Ceramic heat emitter.

Green Iguanas

Hot spot: 35 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25-30 degrees Celsius

Night: 20 degrees Celsius

Heating method: Basking lamp or Ceramic heat emitter

Veiled Chameleon

Hot spot: 30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25 degrees Celsius

Night: 20-22 degrees Celsius

Heating method: Basking Lamp

Bosc’s Monitor

Hot spot: 35 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25 -30 degrees Celsius

Night: 20-25 degrees Celsius

Heating method: basking lamp

Leopard Gecko

Hot spot: 25-30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 23 degrees Celsius

Night time:  20 degrees Celsius

Heating  Method: Heat pad, infrared basking lamp

Corn Snakes and American Rat Snakes

Hot spot: 25-30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 23-25 degrees Celsius

Night time: 20 degrees Celsius

Heating Method: Heat pad

King Snakes and Milk Snakes

Hot Spot: 25-30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 23 -25 degrees Celsius

Night time: 20 degrees Celsius

Heating method: Heat Pad

Ball Python

Hot Spot: 30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25 degrees Celsius

Night time: 22-23 degrees Celsius

Heating Method: Heat pad and/or infrared light bulb

Boa Constrictor

Hot spot: 30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25 degrees Celsius

Night time: 25 degrees Celsius

Heating Method: Heat pad and/or infrared basking lamp

Taiwanese Rat Snakes and other Tropical Asian Rat Snakes

Hot spot: 30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25 degrees Celsius

Night: 22 degrees Celsius

Heating method: Heat pad

Checkered Garter Snake

Hot spot: 25-30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 22-25 degrees Celsius

Night: only requires night time heating in winter

Heating method: Heat pad

Brown House Snake

Hot spot: 25-30 degrees Celsius

Ambient: 25 degrees Celsius

Night: 20-22 degrees Celsius

Heating method: Heat Pad