Should Your Thermostat Settings Change if You Have Exotic Pets?

Should Your Thermostat Settings Change if You Have Exotic Pets?

If you’re the owner of an exotic pet, then you’re already aware that many of them require special care in terms of food and comfort. Does this mean that you should change your thermostat settings for these small family members? Let’s take a look at a few temperatures for exotic pets that will help them stay healthy.

Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Etc.

Reptiles such as snakes, lizards, and turtles actually require their own specialized enclosure because they are cold-blooded animals that must live in a warm environment. If you remove them from the enclosure for a short time to enjoy their company or for whatever reason, just be sure not to turn down the thermostat too much.

Ferrets

These exotic pets definitely prefer cooler temperatures and won’t fare too well in a warm environment. If you get too cold and have no choice but to turn up the heat, make sure that your ferret is kept in a room with a cooler temperature. A zoning system will be perfect for this.

Birds

Our feathered friends are quite adaptable to a variety of temperatures as long as those temperatures are not too extreme or occur too quickly. Basically, if the temperature is good for you, then it will be good for them. However, make sure they’re not close to an air conditioning or heating vent, because that will cause their temperature to change too rapidly.

Potbellied Pigs

For the most part, these animals are good with whatever temperature settings you have chosen as long as they’re not too extreme either way. Also, remember that they need exercise outside, but you should use a child-safe sunscreen on their skin and avoid leaving them outside for too long in extreme temperatures.

If you need more expert advice on temperatures for exotic pets or have any other questions related to home comfort, please reach out to the friendly professionals at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding area since 2001.

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